January 1st of each year the annual dog & kennel licenses are required to be renewed
Dog and Kennel Licenses are Due Annually each January 1.
- January 1st through March 31st: Fees as stated on the application form
- April 1st through December 31st: Fees are double
WI State law requires all dogs to be licensed annually. Dog licenses expire each year on December 31st.
A current "Proof of Rabies" vaccination from your veterinarian for each animal "is required" along with your licensing fee.
"New dog tags" need to be purchased for each of your dogs on January 1.
New residents and pet owners have a 30 day grace period to license your pets.
A license for each dog you own can be obtained from the Clerk-Treasurer's office by submitting:
- An up to date proof of rabies certificate. This must be re-submitted each year.
- applicable fees
- dog license application
- Tags are issued after all the current information has been received, verified by the clerk's office and fees paid
- If you no longer own a dog or if your previously licensed dog is deceased, please contact the clerk-treasurer's office to have your records updated at email: Clerk-Treasurer
Payment and forms may be submitted in person, US Mail or online. Fees may also be paid using the Town's Credit Card provider.
Town of St. Joseph
1337 County Road V
Hudson, WI 54016
All dog license RENEWALS received after March 31, will be considered late. April 1st, late fees will incur at double the rates listed on the license application form. Past Due Notices will be sent to persons with unlicensed dogs according to the Town's previous years registration information.
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In addition to a dog license, owners with 3+ dogs or 6+ cats on their premises, must also complete a Kennel License Applicatiion. This applies to individuals, commercial boarding businesses and rescues. Renewels received after March 31 are double the rates listed on the Kennel License Application (PDF).
Animal Ordinance Chapter 64
Any person, partnership or corporation engaged in the business of breeding, buying, selling or boarding dogs or cats, provided that such person, partnership or corporation is customarily the owner or custodian of more than three dogs or six cats over five months of age.
Any person, partnership or corporation who or which is customarily the owner or custodian of more than three dogs or six cats over five months of age, who or which is not in the business of breeding, buying, selling or boarding of dogs or cats.