Dog & Cat Licenses


Licenses are required for all dogs and cats over the age of 5 months which are kept in the City of Manitowoc

Cost for License

  • Spayed/Neutered Animals = $10.00 each
  • Intact Animals = $15.00 each
  • Late Renewals After March 31 = $5.00 additional

How Many Pets Can You Have?

  • Residents may license no more than 3 dogs and 3 cats
  • A 4-animal permit may be granted by application at the Police Department

To Purchase a Pet License In-Person at City Hall 

  • Bring the Rabies vaccination form for each animal
  • Bring form from veterinarian showing that the animal has been spayed or neutered

To Purchase a Pet License Online

**All three steps must be completed in order to receive your license and tag
  1. Application: Click here to fill out a Pet License application form (fill out a separate application for each pet)
  2. Submission: Email the completed application with copies of Rabies vaccination form and paperwork showing if the pet has been spayed or neutered to the Treasury Dept. at
  3. Payment: To pay online, click here (please enter the word "Pet" in the Invoice # and Customer # fields). To pay via mail, send check to: City of Manitowoc Treasury Dept. 900 Quay St. Manitowoc WI 54220 (please note on the memo line of the check that payment is for a Pet License)  **For License Renewals AFTER March 31st, include the $5.00 Late Fee**