The City of Saint Paul prohibits the keeping of the following animals:

  • Chimpanzees
  • Monkeys
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
  • Sugar gliders
  • Any large cat or member of the family Felidae (cougars, jaguars, leopards, lions, ocelots, tigers)
  • Any crossbreed or member of the family Canidae (dog/coyote, dog/wolf, coyotes, dingoes, jackals, wolves)
  • Any red-eared turtle with a shell length of less than four inches
  • Any animal or species prohibited by Federal or Minnesota Law (Exotic Animal Law - Primates/Large Cats/Bear)
  • Any exotic animal or species when kept in such numbers or in such a way as to constitute a likelihood of harm to the animals themselves, to human beings, or to the property of human beings, or which constitutes a public or private nuisance


See the following documents for detailed information about the keeping of animals in Saint Paul:

Last Edited: March 2, 2017