As of April 1st, 2021- all EXISTING licenses must be obtained through the La Crosse County Clerk's Office. 608-785-9581 Thank you!
* A puppy/new dog can be licensed at Town Hall. Current rabies vaccination certificate is required in order to obtain a license.
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). If you fail to license your dog by April 1st, you will be assessed a late fee of $25 plus the cost of the dog tag. This also applies if you get a new dog and fail to license it within 30 days, your puppy turns 5 months old and you fail to license it, or if you move into the County with a dog and fail to license it within 30 days.
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 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.
https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/a002bb-- Link is suspended until December 2021. *A puppy/new dog can be licensed at Town Hall.
*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 email@example.com
All existing dog licenses must be obtained through the La Crosse County Clerk's Office as of April 1st, 2022.