Animal Control


The City of Otsego contracts with the City of Monticello for animal control. Please contact their Animal Control Officer at 612-859-6989 and/or the Wright County Sheriff's Office by dialing 911 if you require assistance with an animal.

Running at Large

It shall be unlawful for the dog or cat of any person who owns, harbors, or keeps a dog or cat, or the parents or guardians of any such person under eighteen (18) years of age, to run at large. Dogs must be physically restrained on a leash or using an electronic remote collar and accompanied by and under the control and direction of the responsible person shall be permitted in streets or on public land unless the City has posted an area with signs reading "Dogs or Cats Prohibited."

Habitual Barking

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor a dog which habitually barks or cries. Habitual barking shall be defined as barking or crying for repeated intervals of at least three minutes with less than one minute of interruption. Such barking or crying must also be audible off of the Owner's or caretaker's premises. Repeated barking due to intentional provocation by an unrelated individual residing off the property of the Owner is not considered habitual barking for purposes of this ordinance, nor is barking related to a periodic external stimulus such as a non domestic animal, machinery or unusual activity within the vicinity of the premises.