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Animals and Licensing
Well Water Testing
City of Racine Public Health Department
The City of Racine Public Health Department - Environmental Health Division annually inspects and licenses pet shops in order to ensure the well-being of the animals and the people who purchase the animals.
Pet shops are regulated solely by Racine Municipal Code, and are defined as a person or corporation that sells any animals which will be kept by others for pleasure. However, a person selling only animals which he/she has
bred and raised is not considered a pet shop.
The following is required for licensing:
Application for Pet Shop License
Complete and submit a business plan, including details regarding what types of animals will be sold and how those animals will be cared for.
Pay the one-time pre-inspection/application fee. This must be paid before any site visits will be conducted.
A pre-inspection of the facility must occur. All pre-inspections must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance. Any violations found during the pre-inspection must be corrected pursuant to applicable state and local requirements prior to issuance of the
If a follow-up inspection is deemed necessary, it must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.
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