Dog & Cat Licensing

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Pet Licensing

Wauwatosa Laws Pertaining to Dogs and Cats

  • You must license dogs and cats that are new pets to you or new pets in Wauwatosa.
  • All dogs and cats once per year. Licenses expire December 31. Residents have until March 31 to review pet licenses each year.
  • 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. 
  • You can have a maximum number of 3 pets (a combination of cats and/or dogs).
  • Frequent or habitual noises by either dogs or cats may be considered a nuisance and are prohibited.
  • You must leash your pet. When leashed, the leash cannot exceed 10 feet in length.
  • You have to clean up after your pet.

License Availability & Fees

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

See Milwaukee County pet license Fee costs.

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

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