Dog Licenses, Dog Park Permit

Effective Monday, April 12, the Clerk's Office and Police Department will be reopening to the public.  All other services remain accessible online or by phone.  


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. To receive a Dog Park Permit, you must license your dog.

 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 contact your Veterinarian for the rabies vaccination certificate so please ensure that you have the proper documentation prior to submitting your application.

Dog Licenses Fees

  • $20.00 for spayed or neutered dogs
  • $25.00 for intact dogs
  • $16.00 for a spayed or neutered puppy under 5 months (Puppies are dogs who become 5 months of age after July 1 of the license year)
  • $18.50 for an intact puppy under 5 months (Puppies are dogs who become 5 months of age after July 1 of the license year)

Dog Park Permit Fees

  • $35.00 for the first dog
  • $17.00 for 2nd and 3rd dog


Adding a Dog Park Permit after completing your Dog Registration

If you would like to add a Dog Park permit after submitting and paying for your dog registration, please contact us at licensing@cityofsunprairie.com or call  608-837-2511.  We will then add the Dog Park Permit(s) to your registration and you can then pay and finish online.


Late Fees

**The Clerk’s Office will not be charging late fees for dog licenses until further notice**

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. Online via ViewPoint:  Click Here to Apply and Pay Online  Obtain your dog license online 24 hours a day.  You will need the following items to obtain your dog license:

  • Current Rabies Vaccination Certificate (not an invoice/receipt).  A scan or clear photograph is acceptable to upload
  • Payment (online via card/echeck or you may elect to mail in/drop off payment at the City Hall drop box to avoid convenience charges)

Estimated turn around time: Immediate if paying online.  You will be emailed a receipt that will provide proof of licensure/dog park access.

Your documentation and dog license tag(s) will be mailed to you within 3 to 5 business days.


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

Estimated turn around time: Immediate

When should you get a license?

New to the City/New Dog

- Within 30 days of obtaining your dog

OR

- Within 30 days of moving into the city

OR

- When the dog turns 5 months old and has received rabies vaccination

**The Clerk’s Office will not be charging late fees for dog licenses until further notice**

A late fee of $5 is assessed if a dog license is not purchased within 30 days of moving into the city or obtaining your dog.

Renewal/Previously Registered

By December 31 of each year

A late fee of $5 is assessed for dog license renewals not purchased prior to April 1st.


Additional Information for ViewPoint Payments

  • This service is provided as a convenience by the City of Sun Prairie to its citizens and bill payers.
  • Transactions are handled by a 3rd party merchant that charges a processing fee (the city does not receive any portion of these fees).
  • Pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express cards.  2.99% + 0.99¢ fee applied
  • Pay via ACH direct-debit from most major banks, with instant verification via login to online banking.  $5.50 flat fee