Dog License

Every person who owns, harbors or keeps a dog more than five (5) months of age shall license their dog annually.  The dog license year commences January 1st and ends December 31st.  A $5.00 late fee will be charged beginning April 1st, unless you are licensing a dog who has just reached the age of five (5) months, or, you have just acquired the dog within the last thirty (30) days.

Dogs over the age of four (4) months are required to be vaccinated for rabies by a veterinarian, re-vaccinated one (1) year later, and then every three (3) years thereafter.  Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided upon licensing.   Please ask your veterinarian for the certificate which states the lot number / serial number of the vaccination, the producer / manufacturer of the vaccine (example: Merial, Zoetis, Boehringer Ingelheim), the date of the shot and the expiration date.

Micro-chips are a valuable tool in locating a lost dog.  Providing that chip number to the Village allows us to contact you if your dog is located.  A Dog Kennel License must be applied for when more than four (4) adult dogs are kept for any purpose.

 Dog license fees are as follows

  • $5.00 for each neutered male or spayed female
  • $10.00 for each un-neutered male or un-spayed female
  • $5.00 late fee beginning April 1st


Please note – cash or check only can be accepted for payment of a dog license.  If submitting a request by mail, please fill out the information below, include the Certificate of Rabies vaccination proof, check or money order made payable to “Village of Salem Lakes”, and a self addressed stamped #9 envelope.