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Section 174.05, 174.07 of the Wisconsin Statutes states that the owner of a dog more than 5 months of age on January 1, of any year, or 5 months of age within the license year shall annually, or on or before the date the dog becomes 5 months of age pay the dog license tax and obtain a license..…The collecting official shall assess and collect a late fee of $15 from every owner of a dog 5 months of age or over, if the owner failed to obtain a license prior to April 1 of each year, or within 30 days of acquiring ownership of a licensable dog or if the owner failed to obtain a license on or before the dog reached licensable age…Delinquent dog license taxes may be collected in the same manner as in s.74.55 and ch. 799 for the collecting of personal property taxes. Fines for unlicensed animals will be enforced by the Iowa County Humane Society.
The cost of a license is $6.00 for a neutered/spayed dog and $15.00 for an un-neutered/unsprayed dog. When applying for a dog license, you must present a certificate of rabies vaccination. Town Ordinance Chapter 9 states that any owner of a dog shall have the dog vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian within 30 days after the dog reaches 5 months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination. After the initial two vaccinations, the dog is to be revaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian before the date that the immunization expires as stated on the certificate of vaccination, or if no date is specified, within 3 years after the previous vaccination. The tag must be attached to the collar of the licensed dog and worn at all times. If you no longer have your dog, please let the Town Office know so we can update our records.
After April 1st, a list of owners/keepers of unlicensed dogs will be forwarded to the Iowa County Humane Society for follow-up and if the dogs are still unlicensed by September 14th, a list is then sent to the Iowa County District Attorney for prosecution.
You may obtain a dog license via the mail by submitting the application and payment to the Town of Dodgeville, 108 E. Leffler Street, Dodgeville, WI, 53533. A license may also be obtained in person at the town hall during normal office.