Dog Licensing

Any dog that is kept on your property or is in your possession for more than 30 days and is at least 5 months of age is required to be licensed by Monroe County. This license must be renewed annually. License must be obtained and/or renewed by March 31 of the license year. An additional $15 late fee will be assessed for each license purchased after March 31, of the current license year.

License fees for 2023 are:

  • $30 for male or female unaltered dogs ($45.00 After March 31)
  • $15 for spayed or neutered dogs ($30.00 After March 31)

To obtain a license you must provide proof at the time of licensing that the dog has a current rabies vaccination from a certified veterinarian. Your veterinarian must also provide proof of spaying or neutering.

Dog License Request Form-2023

To obtain a license for your dog contact Monroe County Dog Control:

Monroe County Dog Control Office
777 S. Black River Street Ste 2
Sparta, WI 54656

Wisconsin State Statutes mandate that the owner of a dog more than five months of age on January 1, or five months of age within this year, shall obtain a license prior to April 1 or on or before the date the dog becomes five months of age. A late fee of $5 per dog licensed after March 31st will be applied. This fee is in addition to the regular license amount listed above.

If you no longer have a dog that was licensed in the town last year, please call the Town Treasurer at 608-269-6270 so that we can remove the dog from our records.

The Town of Sparta permits no more than 3 dogs per household over 5 months of age.