here to proceed to online licensing application.
Need to Know About Licensing Online
Pet Licensing Regulation
Wisconsin State Statute174.05 requires that all
dogs more than 5 months of age must be licensed
within the current license year. Milwaukee
County Ordinance 26.01 requires that all cats
residing within the county which are more than 5
months of age must be licensed within the current
Licensing requires that the
owner present evidence that the animal is
currently immunized against rabies before a
license may be issued.
The license year
commences January 1 ending on December 31 of the
Licensing legislation provides
for the collection of a late fee imposable after
April 1 of each year or if the owner failed to
obtain a license within 30 days of acquiring
ownership of a licensable animal.
Purchasing Pet Licenses
For your convenience an online purchase of your
pet license(s) is now available. You may use
either a MasterCard
or Visa credit card
account to purchase your license online
via a secured 128 bit encrypted connection.
The basic processes for the online purchase of a
license are the same as those when purchasing
through the traditional method of visiting the
City Clerk's Office of your municipality:
- collection of owner address
- collection of animal
- verification of current
rabies immunization--If rabies vaccination is
not current, you must have your pet vaccinated
by your veterinarian and provide a current
rabies certificate. Alternatively, you
may request vaccination through "One
Stop" service. Click here
for more details about MADACC's One Stop
- payment of licensing fee
Please make sure that you
have gathered this required information before you
proceed with online licensing.
All municipalities in Milwaukee County now use the same fee structure for licensing.
Note: A $1.00 processing fee is added to
all online & mail-in licenses
2013 Dog and Cat License
Fees After 4/1
Unalt $18 Alt
Unalt $6 Alt
When you click the link located
above, a series of web forms will walk you through
the completion of purchasing the pet license for
your pet(s). If you have received
notification of license renewal directly from
Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission
(MADACC) with the License Number and Person ID on
the notice you can simply renew the license.
Make sure you indicate the correct type of license
(new--unless as noted above), you indicate the
jurisdiction where the animal is to be licensed,
and you correctly select the proper license within
the jurisdiction based on your pet's sex or
spay/neuter status. You will receive a
confirmation receipt that the transaction was
successful at the completion of checkout that you
can print and optionally email up to two separate
addresses. Your credit card will be charged
at that time but a Milwaukee County License
Certificate/numbered receipt and tag will not
be mailed until current rabies immunization is
verified. If there is no current rabies
vaccination on file, MADACC will call the
Veterinary Clinic that vaccinated your pet, as you
indicated on the online form, to verify current
rabies vaccination status. You may fax a
copy of the rabies vaccination certificate issued
to you by the vaccinating veterinarian to
414-763-6234 to provide verification of
vaccination but this is not a requirement
License certificate/receipt and
tag will be mailed to the address you provided on
the day rabies vaccination status is verified.
Click the link
at the top of this page to license your pet(s).
If you need time to gather
the required information necessary to complete
online licensing you may click the HOME link above
and license at a later time.
- A license application for
an animal is not valid where an applicant has
offered, used, or transmitted any information
that is false, fraudulent, or incorrect or
which misrepresents the breed, rabies tag
number, vaccination date, vaccination
expiration date, or the spay/neuter status of
the animal, or for which the license does not
belong to such animal.
- License fees are a non
refundable city fee.
If you have questions or are
unsure of the licensing process, please call the
shelter for clarification:
M-F 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.