Pet Licenses

Dog and cats must be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian. The veterinarian will then issue a rabies certificate explaining the vaccination , expiration date and are good for one or three years. At the time of vaccination  a rabies tag. will be provided by the veterinarian.

The rabies tag from the veterinarian is not a license.  City ordinance states all cats and dogs living within the city limits of Marshfield and are five months of age or older must be licensed on an annual basis. The license requirement is for citizens safety to ensure that the animals have had their proper vaccines. The license is also used for the safe return of pets if they become lost.

A rabies certificate must be obtained from the veterinarian to purchase a licenses from the City.   Licenses are available at City Hall, located at 207 W 6th Street, Marshfield. Upon showing the pets rabies certificate to the person in charge, he/she will issue the proper license.  City Hall  is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

$8 per dog (neutered/spayed)
$6 per cat (neutered/spayed)
$16 per dog (unneutered/unspayed)
$12 per cat (unneutered/unspayed)

Additional late fee after April 1st.

If for some reason you cannot make it to City Hall during business hours, you may have a friend or family member license the pet for you.   However,  a friend or family member can obtain a pets license, but make sure the license is in the name of the pets owner.   Licenses rare valid  from January 1 through December 31.

By law all pets must be licensed by March 31. If licensed after that date, a $5 late fee is charged. The license must be renewed every year.   The fine for failure to license a pet in the city of Marshfield is  $124. Marshfield also has a City Ordinance 9.52(3)(d)which states that a household may not have more than two dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, without a special written permit provided by an ordinance officer.