Town Notice

Dog License Required

March 31, 2012


Town of Howard

Dog Licensing


Due to a few recent incidents it has come to the attention of the town that there are unlicensed dogs living in the town. The town has an animal control ordinance which requires licensing of dogs. The ordinance (Chapter 14) is quoted below.



(a) Fees. Every 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 within 30 days from the date such dog becomes 5 months of age, at the time and in the manner provided by law for the payment of property taxes, pay his dog license tax and obtain a license therefore. The license fees shall be the fee listed in Chapter 16 schedule of fees and forfeitures.

(b) Penalty. If application is made after April 1, a penalty of $5 shall be added to the license fee. The penalty provided hereunder for dogs shall be paid to the Town Treasurer.


(a) License Required.

1. Any person with 4 or more dogs over the age of 6 months shall obtain either a commercial or a non-commercial kennel license.


If your dog(s) are not licensed contact the town treasurer to license your dog.

Debra Wallsch, Treasurer 715-568-3767

Fees are spayed/neutered dog $8, intact dog $13

If you have 4 or more dogs a kennel license is also required-noncommercial $5, commercial $50

Please note that there is an additional $5 fee if the license is obtained after April 1.


Susan Haake, Clerk