All dogs are required to be licensed annually by March 31st per Section 13 (2), except as provided in WI Stat. 174.054. The owner of a dog more than 5 months of age on January 1 of any year, or 5 months of age within the license year, shall annually, or on or before the date the dog becomes 5 months of age, pay the dog license tax and obtain a license. To obtain a license, simply remit a copy of your dog’s rabies vaccination certificate and the applicable fee of $6 for spayed/neutered or $11 for unaltered to: Town of Rice Lake, 1830 Macauley Ave., Rice Lake, WI 54868, or drop in either of the Town Drop Boxes located at the Town Hall.
Per Section 9 of Barron County Ordinance No. 2009-33 (Animal Control Ordinance), all animals shall be kept under restraint and shall not be permitted to run-at-large. All owners shall exercise proper care and control of their animal to prevent them from becoming a public nuisance. In addition, Section 13 (1) states that, except as provided in WI Stat. 174.054, the owner of a dog shall have their dog vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian at no later than 5 months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination.
YOUR DILIGENCE IN COMPLYING WITH THIS ORDINANCE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED TO KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS SAFE AND PEACEFUL.