If your dog or cat goes missing and is picked up by the De Soto Police Department, it is more likely to be quickly identified, if it is licensed.
The City of De Soto requires you to license your pets each year. The cost is $5.00 for spayed/neutered pets and $15.00 for unaltered pets. You must provide a current rabies vaccination certificate in order to purchase a license. License fees become delinquent after January 31st every year. The penalty is $5.00 plus $2.00 for each additional month the license is not obtained.
To purchase by mail, please send a copy of the current rabies vaccination certificate for each pet to be licensed, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a check for the total annual fee payable to the “City of De Soto” at P.O. Box 100, De Soto, Iowa 50069. You may also make payments for the pet licences at City Hall.