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WI State law requires all dogs to be licensed annually. All dog licenses expire December 31st of the year they were issued. A current "Proof of Rabies" vaccination from your veterinarian for each animal is required along with your fee for licensing. New residents and pet owners have a 30 day grace period to license your pets. Annually "new licenses tags" need to be purchased for each of your dogs on January 1.
License for each dog you own can be obtained by submitting:
Payment and forms may be submitted in person, US Mail or online. Fees may also be paid using the Town's Card provider.Town of St. Joseph1337 County Road VHudson, WI 54016
Click here for the Animal Control Page
In addition to a dog license, owners with 3+ dogs or 6+ cats on their premises, must also complete a Kennel License Form. This applies to individuals, commercial boarding businesses and rescues. Renewels received after March 31 are double the rates listed on the Kennel License Form (PDF).
COMMERCIAL KENNELAny 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.
PRIVATE KENNELAny 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.