Town of Shelby - La Crosse County Wisconsin

Dog Licenses

Current rabies vaccination certificate is required in order to receive a license.

Puppy/New Dog Application

Not Spayed or Neutered:$24.00
Spayed or Neutered: $13.00 (Proof of spaying or neutering is required.)
Puppies: If your puppy was born after February 1st (of the licensing year), the fee is $12.00. If the puppy has been spayed or neutered the fee is $6.50.

Annually, dog license renewals are due January 1st.  After April 1st, a fine is assessed and licenses must be renewed at the La Crosse County Clerk's office (608-785-9581). 

There is town limit of 2 dogs per household, however a special exception permit to have 3 dogs can be approved by the Town Board.
Town of Shelby's
3rd Dog Application, to keep a 3rd dog has a $10.00 application fee (in addition to license fee).
Application must be submitted and approved at a Town Board meeting.

Cat Licenses

Cat licenses are not a La Crosse County license and are issued by Town of Shelby.  The license fee is $5.00 fee per cat.  A current rabies vaccination certificate is required.

Online Payment 

*Credit cards are processed through a 3rd party, AllPaid/GovPay.  The Town is not charging or collecting the processing fee.  The fees are charged by AllPaid/GovPay and will vary based on the amount processed.   

*To avoid extra fees you are welcome to send a payment, or use the drop box at the Town Hall.

*If you are paying online, please either drop off your pet's rabies certificate or email it to