Dog Licenses, Dog Park Permit

Attention Residents
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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

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. 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

2. Via Mail: For your convenience, you may obtain your license via mail with the attached dog license application (PDF). 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 (PDF)
  • Check payable to the City of Sun Prairie for the correct amount

Estimated turnaround time: 3 to 5 business days

Your documentation and dog licenses tag will be mailed back to you.

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.