Upon submission of the application requirements to DSI, Animal Control Officers will inspect for the following:

  • The owner has provided and maintains a proper enclosure for the dangerous animal.
  • The owner has posted the front and rear of the premises with approved, clearly-visible warning signs.
  • If the dog is outside a proper enclosure, it must be muzzled and restrained by a substantial chain or leash and under the physical restraint of a person 18 years of age or older. The chain or leash is not to exceed three feet in length.
  • The dog must have a standardized tag identifying the dog as dangerous affixed to its collar at all times.

Warning signs and tags can be obtained at: Department of Safety & Inspections 375 Jackson Street, Suite 220 Saint Paul, MN 55101