Pet Licenses

The Village of Shorewood requires that dogs and cats who are 5 months of age or older and vaccinated for rabies must be licensed within 30 days of ownership.

License Application

Access the pet license application (PDF) to begin the process.

Questions can be emailed to the Customer Service team here.

Rabies Vaccination Certificate Required

Please remember that a copy of the Rabies Vaccination Certificate is required, and must accompany the application regardless if submitted in person or by mail. If the certificate is not provided, a license will not be issued.

Purchasing a License

You may purchase a license (valid for the calendar year January through December):

  • In person - You may purchase a license during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Customer Service counter on the first floor of Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Avenue
  • By mail - Complete the form, remit with the proper fee, and copy of the rabies certificate from your vet. The appropriate license will be mailed to you. Checks should be made payable to the Village of Shorewood and mailed to:
    Clerk & Customer Service
    3930 N. Murray Ave.
    Shorewood, WI 53211


Spayed / Neutered$12
Spayed / Neutered - 5 months of age or younger after July 1$6
Unaltered - 5 months of age or younger after July 1$12

Late Charge

A late charge of $6 for altered and $12 for unaltered pets will be assessed for all license renewals received after March 31.

Special Permit for More Than Two Pets

Please note that a special permit (PDF) is required to keep more than two pets and requires the approval of the Village Manager. The annual cost for this additional permit is $50.