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.
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.
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
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.