Bellevue ordinances

Number of Animals Allowed:

3 animals over the age of 6 months
*Please note: Bellevue residents may apply for a pet avocation permit which allows up to 5 dogs or up to 5 cats – but no more than 6 pets total.
Click here for information and to apply for the permit. 

Animals Requiring Rabies Vaccinations:

Dogs and cats

Revaccination Period:

Every three years. The longest duration vaccination allowed in Bellevue is good for three years. However, animals must always be current. Therefore, if you opt for a shorter duration shot, you must update appropriately.

Animals Requiring Licenses: 

        Dogs, cats, and mini pigs

Time Period to Reclaim Stray Pets:

5 days

Time Period you must have a pet to be considered an owner:

10 days

Pooper Scooper Law?

Yes, the city of Bellevue requires owners to clean up after their pets.

Leash Law?

Dogs and cats in Bellevue are required to be on leash or confined at all times.

Dog/Cock Fighting Law?

Yes, it is illegal to pit animals against each other in the city of Bellevue. Additionally it is a violation of state law and is punishable by fines and jail time. 

Can I Take Care of Feral Cats?

Yes!  You can obtain information and apply for a Feral Cat Colony Caretaker Permit here. 

Mini Pigs

The City of Bellevue does allow mini pigs as pets. Residents can legally own one mini pig weighing up to 100 pounds.  Mini pigs must be spayed or neutered within 30 days of ownership and must be licensed. The license fee for mini pigs is $35 and is due annually on the pet license deadline of March 15.

Wolf Hybrids

Within the Bellevue municipality, it is illegal to house a wolf or wolf hybrid.  

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