Animal Control

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What We Do


Nampa Police department provides animal control services for all calls for service within the incorporated city limits of Nampa. Any animal complaints within Nampa City limits should be directed to Nampa Police Dispatch. For animal complaints outside city limits, please contact Canyon County Animal Control, through the Canyon County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center.

When We Serve


Animal Control Officers provide service seven days a week for the following hours; Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am to 8pm. After hours, Patrol Officers will respond for vicious or injured animals and for animals causing a noise disturbance or traffic problem. For all other animal complaints, please call during normal Animal Control Hours. If any dogs are caught and contained outside Animal Control hours, citizens may be asked to hold onto the dog over night until Animal Control can respond the following day, or transport the dog to the West Valley Humane Society themselves, at 5801 Graye Ln, Caldwell.

Where Animals Are Housed


We contract with the West Valley Humane Society for housing of all animals that are impounded within city limits. If you believe you may have a pet that has been picked up by Animal Control, please contact West Valley Humane Society to make arrangements to recover your pet. If you have lost a pet, West Valley does post daily updates with information about incoming animals on their site.

Animal Control Ordinance Information


For questions reference Nampa City Ordinances regarding animals, please visit the City of Nampa Animal Control Ordinance Page.

Dog Licensing Information


For questions regarding licensing your pet, please contact the Nampa Police Records Division at 468-5678.

Dog License Fees
$48.00 Non-Sterilized Dog 1-year license
$130.00 Non-Sterilized Dog 3-year license
$12.00 Sterilized Dog 1-year license*
$30.00 Sterilized Dog 3-year license*
* Must provide written proof from veterinarian of spay/neuter