Dog Licensing

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Did you know that the City of Superior, like many others, requires you to license your dog(s)? The cost varies depending on whether your dog is spayed or neutered, but it is an inexpensive annual license. The majority of the money collected for the dog licenses is given to the Humane Society of Douglas County to help the homeless animals under their care. It would provide tremendous financial support for the animal shelter if every dog was licensed. In addition, the license can help you be reunited if your dog is lost. Please get your dog(s) licensed and encourage other dog owners to do the same.

The license period is from January 1 through December 31 and must be renewed every year. Licenses can be purchased at the Finance Department, City of Superior, 1316 North 14th Street, 2nd Floor, Superior, WI, 54880. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required and must be shown at the time of purchase. To obtain a dog license you can do one of the following:

  • Mail the license fee(s) and a copy of the rabies certificate(s) to the Finance Department and the tag(s) will be mailed back.
  • Bring the license fee(s) and the rabies certificate(s) to the Finance Department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Click to download a Dog License Registration Form.

License Fees Before April 1:

  • Spayed/Neutered $7.50 $12.50
  • Not Spayed/Neutered $15.00 $20.00
  • Duplicate tag $2.00 $2.00
  • Kennel Fees $75.00
  • Service Animals * Free Free

April 1 and later:

$5.00 additional fee for applications after April 1st per City of Superior Code Section 22-32. 

*Service Animals – Dogs specially trained to lead the blind can obtain a free license.

To view the ordinance on Animals (includes general information and information on licensing, keeping, and kennels), please see City Code Chapter 22.