Pet Licensing

The Village of Ridgeway would like to remind Ridgeway pet owners that a village license is required for all dogs and cats residing within the village limits.

All dogs and cats, 5 months and older, are required to be licensed per Ord. 8.05. A valid rabies vaccination certificate is required for licensing. A license can be obtained from the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office located in the Village of Ridgeway Fire Station, 113 Dougherty Ct.  Licenses are $8 for dogs that are spayed or neutered (proof required) and $18 for dogs that have not been spayed or neutered. Licenses for spayed or neutered (proof required) cats are FREE. For cats that are unspayed/unneutered are $2.00 .

License renewals may be purchased through March 31 of each year; after March 31, a $10 late fee will be charged. The fine for keeping an unlicensed dog or cat in the village limits could be $25.00 and up to $200.00, plus court costs per Municipal Code 8.05(m). 

When a dog or cat is reclaimed or adopted at the Iowa County Humane Society, the owner is provided written notification that they have thirty days to obtain a village license.

The Village of Ridgeway and the Iowa County Humane Society urge Ridgeway dog and cat owners to be responsible by complying with the laws on rabies vaccinations, licensing, leashes, and litter clean up. 

For questions about animal licenses, please call 924-5881.

Click here to download the 2019 Pet License Application form.  2019 tags are now available to be purchased.