Monroe County Dog Control Department

NOTICE: To protect your health and prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus beginning March 19, 2020 Monroe Co offices will be closed to the public until further notice.  The Dog Shelter will continue to accept adoption applications, redeem dogs to owners, impound strays and accept surrendered dogs.  All meet-and-greets, adoptions, redemptions and surrenders will be by appointment only.  Please call the Dog Shelter at 608-269-8775 to set up an appointment.

We encourage you to either mail in your dog license application or purchase it on-line through the link below.  If you would like to drop off applications and rabies information in person we have provided a drop box outside our office located at Rolling Hills.  This drop box will be checked hourly during regular office hours of 8am -4:30pm Monday through Friday.  If you have any questions please call 608-269-8736 or email:

See below for other options for dog license purchase. Dog license applications must be post marked by March 31st to avoid late fee.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Dog License Requirements:

Any dog that is kept on your property or is in your possession for more than 30 days and is at least 5 months of age is required to be licensed by Monroe County. This license must be renewed annually.  License must be obtained and/or renewed by March 31 of the license year. An additional $15 late fee will be assessed for each license purchased after March 31, of the current license year.

License fees for 2020 are:

  • $27 for male or female unaltered dogs ($42.00 After March 31)
  • $12 for spayed or neutered dogs ($27.00 After March 31)

To obtain a license you must provide proof at the time of licensing that the dog has a current rabies vaccination from a certified veterinarian. Your veterinarian must also provide proof of spaying or neutering.

You may obtain a dog license from:

Monroe County Dog Control (Rolling Hills)
14345 Cty. Hwy B, Suite 5, Sparta, WI 54656
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
Dog License Request Form-2020
Monroe County Animal Shelter
3100 E. Wisconsin St. (10714 Hwy 16) Sparta, WI 54656 • (608) 269-8775
Monday: 2 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 2 pm – 6 pm
Thursday: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday: Closed
(Appointments Taken As Needed)
Sparta Vet Clinic (608) 269-8234
Your Local Municipal Treasurer (limited dates:  Contact your local treasurer for more information)  

Purchase Dog Licenses Online.  Click the picture below:

Animal Shelter:

To see a current list of dogs for adoption or visit the shelter site. Click the picture below: