SHEBOYGAN — Whether you're a new pet owner or just always forget, the end of the year always brings a simple question.

Where do I need to go to get my 2021 pet license?

Every dog, cat and miniature potbellied pig kept in the city of Sheboygan must have an annual license, valid from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 each year.

Here's how you can do so this year:

1. In person

Visit the Sheboygan Police Department at 1315 N. 23rd Street. Owners must present a current rabies certificate verifying the animal has been vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian.

Applications can be completed ahead of time on the police department's website. An application is required per animal.

2. By mail

Residents can also apply by mailing the application, rabies certificate and check made payable to the City of Sheboygan. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the licenses, receipt and rabies certificate to be returned by mail. Again, applications and required forms are required per animal.


Dog licenses 

Required if the dog is 5 months of age on Jan. 1 or reaches 5 months within the calendar year; within 30 days of acquiring ownership of a dog and residing within the city

  • $10 for neutered or spayed dogs
  • $15 for un-neutered or un-spayed dogs

Cat licenses

Required if the cat is 13 months of age on Jan. 1 or reaches 13 months within the calendar year; within 30 days of acquiring ownership of a cat and residing with the city

  • $5.25 for neutered or spayed cats
  • $12.25 for un-neutered or un-spayed cats

On April 1 of each year and thereafter, if any owner is delinquent in taking out a current pet license, there shall be a $5 penalty fee added to the cost of each license.

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