Dog & Cat Licenses

Dog & Cat Licenses Due January 1 Each Year
Licenses for dogs and cats are issued for the calendar year and expire December 31.  Reminder cards will NOT be sent.  New licenses are generally available in mid-December for the following calendar year.  Please renew your pet’s license as soon as possible.  The licenses must be renewed or issued BEFORE the last Friday in March, or a $5.00 late fee will be assessed.  City ordinances require ALL dogs and cats to be licensed even if they do not go outside.  Proof of a current rabies vaccination before issuing a dog license.  There is no proof of rabies vaccination required for a cat.

License fees are:
Non-altered dog or cat: $10.00 yearly
Spayed/neutered dog or cat: $5.00 yearly

Are you a new pet owner or did you just move to Watertown?  If so, below are the deadlines to license your pet:

  • When your pet is five (5) months of age and has obtained a rabies vaccination.
  • Within thirty (30) days of obtaining a dog or cat over five months of age, or
  • Within thirty (30) days of moving into the City with a dog or cat over five months of age.

License your pet at the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, City Hall, 106 Jones Street, Watertown.  For questions, please call (920) 262-4018.