Pursuant to 174.052 Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given to all owners of dogs in Burnett County that rabies vaccinations and dog licenses are required.

Vaccination by a veterinarian against rabies is required (95.21 (2) Wis. Statutes) within 30 days after the dog reaches 4 months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination. Older vaccinated dogs must be revaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian before the immunization expires as stated on the certificate of vaccination or, if no date is specified, within 3 years after the previous vaccination.

All dogs 5 months of age or older require a license. The minimum license fee for neutered males or spayed females is $3 upon presentation of evidence attesting to the same, and $8 for the un-neutered male or unsprayed female. Kennel licenses are $35 for the first 12 dogs and $3 for each additional dog. If residing in the Village of Grantsburg, please contact the village office for fee schedule.  Penalties:  A late fee of $5 shall be assessed the owner of each dog 5 months of age or over who fails to obtain a dog license by April 1.

An owner who fails to have a dog vaccinated against rabies as required by statute may be required to forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $100. An owner who fails or refuses to license a dog may be required to forfeit not more than $500 according to Burnett County Ordinance 90-2.

2021 dog licenses are to be obtained from your town or village treasurer.

Burnett County Board of Supervisors


(Jan. 20, Feb. 3)