Dog & Cat Licensing

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Pet Licensing 

You must license dogs and cats that are:

  • New pets to you
  • New pets in Wauwatosa
  • All dogs and cats once per year. Licenses expire December 31.

Proof of rabies vaccination is required before licenses will be issued. License tags must be attached to a collar, and this collar must be kept on the licensed dog or cat. 

License Availability & Fees

Licenses are available at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) or at the Treasurer's Office.

License Fee:

  • Altered (Neutered or Spayed) Animal: $12* ($6 Late Fee)
  • Unaltered Animal: $24* ($12 Late Fee)
  • Pets under 6 months of Age: $6* ($6 Late Fee)

*License late fees apply if the owner fails to obtain a license:

  • By March 31 of each year
  • Before the pet reaches six months of age
  • Within 30 days of Wauwatosa residency

MADACC also offers other low-cost services for domestic animals.

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