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City of Racine Residents - License your Pets for 2017

posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.


Pet licensing for the 2017 calendar year is now available. All domesticated animals (dogs, cats, potbellied pigs, and ferrets) are required by City ordinance to be licensed. Dogs, cats, and ferrets also must have a current rabies vaccine.

A new license, which expires December 31st, must be purchased each calendar year. Late fees will be charged on licenses purchased after January 31, 2017. However, new animals licensed within 30 days of adoption or by 5 months of age are exempt from the late fee.

To license your pet, you will need a completed License Application form , proof of Rabies vaccination (Rabies Certificate from your veterinarian's office), and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable). License costs are as follows:

  • $11 for a spayed/neutered pet
  • $6 for a spayed/neutered pet, with an owner 65 years or older
  • $36 for a non-spayed/neutered pet

Present with or mail the above documents and the license fee to: Environmental Health Division, 730 Washington Avenue, Racine, WI 53403.

You may call 262-636-9203 with any questions or to license over the phone.