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.
- 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