Dog Licenses

State Statutes and the City of Sun Prairie Ordinances requires all dogs five (5) months of age or older, to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. Licenses are valid as of January 1st and expire on December 31st of each year and are to be purchased on an annual basis.


Requirements:


You are required by the State to present, or send, a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate when applying for a license. The rabies vaccination certificate from your veterinarian must state the manufacturer name, serial number of the rabies vaccine, and the expiration date of the rabies vaccination.

Note: Staff will not be contacting your Veterinarian for the rabies vaccination certificate so please ensure that you have the proper documentation prior to submitting your application.

FEES:

 
  • The cost is $15.00 for spayed or neutered dogs
  • The cost is $20.00 for intact dogs
  • The cost is $11.00 for spayed or neutered puppy under 5 months (Puppies are dogs who become 5 months of age after July 1 of the license year.)
  • The cost is $13.50 for intact puppy under 5 months(Puppies are dogs who become 5 months of age after July 1 of the license year.)
  • The cost is $35.00 for the Dog Park
  • The Cost is $17.00 Dog Park for 2nd and 3rd dog

Late Fees

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Per state Statutes 174.05(5), a $5.00 late  fee will be assessed to each dog that has not been licensed prior to April 1st each year. Dogs that are too young to be vaccinated by April 1st are exempt from this late fee.

Licensing And Payment Options:

 
 

1.In Person:


Obtain your dog license in person at the Sun Prairie City Hall during normal operation hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
You will need the following items to obtain your dog license:
  • Current Rabies Vaccination Certificate (not an invoice/receipt)
  • Payment

2. Via Mail:


For your convenience, you may obtain your license via mail with the attached dog license application. You will need to mail the following items to the City of Sun Prairie to obtain your dog license:
  • Current Rabies Vaccination Certificate (not an invoice/ receipt)
  • Dog License application
  • Check payable to the City of Sun Prairie for the correct amount
Your documentation and dog licenses tag will be mailed back to you.

 

Why to License Your Dog:


Licensing your dog is a good way to show that you care for your pet. Dogs that are licensed are guaranteed to be free of rabies. That's great peace of mind for your family, and for people who come in contact with your dog.

Also, a license makes it easier to identify a stray pet. Did you know that licensed dogs are returned directly to the owner, while unlicensed dogs are sent to the Humane Society?

Finally, you should license your dog because it's the law.

When to Get a License:


Every dog 5 months or older must be licensed annually. The cost is $20. Spayed or neutered dog licenses cost only $15! A late fee of $5 is assessed for dogs registered after the end of March.

You should obtain a license within 30 days of moving into the city or obtaining your dog.


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