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.  You may receive a citation for pets not licensed by this date.  Reminder cards will NOT be sent.  New licenses are generally available in mid-December for the following calendar year.  A $5.00 late fee will be assessed for licenses obtained after the last Friday in March.  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.