Animal Control

Impounded Animals

If you have lost your pet, or would like to adopt an animal, please view our listing of animals that have been found and impounded by the Police Department and to see if one may be right for you.

For more information about impounded animals, please contact the Bismarck Police Department at (701) 223-1212.

***We are currently accepting applications for the Animal Impound***
Animal Impound Volunteer Job Description

Volunteer Application

Animal Control Wardens

The Police Department has three animal control wardens. These wardens enforce city ordinances regarding the care and control of animals in Bismarck. They also provide advice regarding specific animal problems.


Animal control wardens also perform other duties within the Department, which include but are not limited to:
  • Making mail runs
  • Taking reports to the Court, City Attorney, etc.
  • Assisting police officers when requested
  • Taking reports regarding found and abandoned bicycles

Animal Ordinances

Animal ordinances in Bismarck control a number of animal issues, including:
  • Licensing
  • Noise or nuisance
  • Number of pets allowed
  • Impounding animals
  • Cruelty to animals

For more information on these ordinances, consult the Animal Control Ordinances or contact Animal Control at (701) 223-1212.