Dog and Cat Licensing Information

Wisconsin State Statutes, Section 174 makes it mandatory for pets to be licensed.

The City of South Milwaukee requires a license for dogs and cats over five months of age. You can license your pet online; by mail or at the South Milwaukee’s Treasurer’s Office (see options below). Residents must provide a current certificate of rabies vaccination (showing the tag number and the expiration date) at the time of licensing. The license year commences January 1 and ends December 31. Beginning April 1, a late fee will be assessed except for:

Dog and Cat Licensing Fees

Male or Female Dog /Cat Fee

License Fees

$24.00

Late Fees

$12.00

Neutered/Spayed
Dog /Cat Fee

License Fees

$12.00

Late Fees

$6.00

New Residents and New Pet Owners:

  • A new resident who owns a dog or cat over five months of age, and who licenses such pet within 30 days of residency or;
  • A resident who obtains a dog or cat on or after April 1st, and who licenses such pet within 30 days or;
  • A resident who owns a dog or cat that is not five months of age on or before March 31st, and who licenses such pet within 30 days from the date in which it reaches five months of age.

Renewals:

If you licensed your pet on or before October 1 you should receive a renewal postcard from the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) in December or January. You may not receive a renewal postcard from MADACC if you licensed your pet on or after November 1.

Whether or not you receive a renewal postcard from MADACC, it is your responsibility to renew the license for your pet on or before March 31.

Maximum Number of Dogs/Cats:
The City of South Milwaukee limits the number of dogs and cats a pet owner may have.  A maximum of three (3) pets is allowed to be kept upon any premise.

Pit Bulls Prohibited:
The City of South Milwaukee prohibits the keeping of a Pit Bull or mixed breed that contains an element of Pit Bull within the city limits.  For more information, contact the South Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 768-8060

Licensing and Payment Options:

  • ONLINE, with a credit card on the MADACC website at http://www.madacc.org/

  • BY MAIL
    , to Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, 3839 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee, WI 53215. Include the postcard (for renewals), current certificate of rabies vaccination (will be returned with license) and check, made payable to MADACC. Call (414) 649-8640 or go to the MADACC website here for more information.

    AT CITY HALL, mail or bring the postcard (for renewals) and current certificate of rabies vaccination if not listed on postcard (will be returned with license if mailed) to 2424 15th Ave, P.O. Box 367, South Milwaukee, WI 53172. Checks must be separate from all other payments and made payable to City of South Milwaukee.