Animal Control



The City provides rules and regulations governing the keeping, licensing, and control of dogs and other animals.  The City does not provide for the licensing or control of cats.

Click to view Ordinance No. 445, An Ordinance for the control of dogs and other animals in the city of Creswell


City code violations such as barking dogs or dogs at large must be made in person. You must be willing to sign a complaint in order for the City to take any action. If you are unsure whether or not an actual violation has occurred, you may call City Hall (541) 895-2531 to make an inquiry.

Once you have signed a complaint, the court clerk will send the signed complaint to the Creswell Sheriff’s Office. An officer will then issue a citation to the person listed in the complaint to appear in court. You may or may not be required to appear in court. If your presence is required, you will be served with a subpoena indicating the date and time of your appearance.

Animal Licenses

Dog licenses are required for all dogs which have a permanent set of canine teeth or are six months of age, whichever comes first.  Licenses may be obtained from the City of Creswell or Creswell Veterinarian Hospital.

Dog Licenses are issued for one, two, or three years.  The City requires proof of rabies vaccination, valid for the term of the license.

License Fees

License Fee 1 year 2 year 3 year
  In tact $15.00 $20.00 $30.00
  Neutered $10.00 $15.00 $20.00
  Neutered (for owners 65 or older) $7.00 $9.00 $14.00
  Watchdog Permit $25.00    
  Noncommercial Kennel License $50.00    
  Commercial or Breeder Kennel License $125.00    
  Duplicate tag $2.00    
  Delinquent Fee $5.00    
  Impoundment (each occurence) $10.00    
  Daily Care/ Boarding fee (per day maximum) $5.00    
  Dangerous Behavior License $15.00    
  Dangerous Behavior Collar $15.00    

Lost Animals

The City of Creswell houses found at-large animals for up to 72 hours. If you have lost an animal, please call City Hall at (541) 895-2531 to see if it has been found and to verify ownership and licensing.

Found Animal Photos