Animal Control


The Animal Control Officer enforces animal control related city ordinances and state statutes for domestic animals within the city limits of Winona. Duties also include patrolling city streets, answering citizen complaints and maintaining accurate records.

Pet Licenses

No person shall permit their animal to be in a public park without the express written consent of the City Manager or a designated representative; except in the following areas:

The Police K9 Unit dog is exempt. Refer to City Ordinance Chapter 36 for additional information on rules/laws for domestic animals living within the city limits of Winona.

City Ordinance 36.13

City Ordinance 36.13 states that “all pet owners in the City of Winona must have a current city pet license.” Contact the Finance Department at 507-457-8262 to obtain your license.


Browse a list of various animal and wildlife related resources.

Immediate Non-Emergency Assistance

If you need immediate assistance with an animal control issue, please contact dispatch (non-emergency) at 507-457-6492.