Animal License

animal license
In order to ensure the safety of our community, residents are required to register their dogs. This registration process is quick and easy. 

In order to receive a dog license, simply:

1. Fill out the Animal License Form Village Hall
2. Come into Village Hall, go to the Administration desk with the completed Animal License Form, and pay the $3 fee
4. Receive a Dog License Tag

How often do I need to register my dog(s)?

You must fill out the Animal License Form and pay the $3 convenience fee annually within 30 days after the first day of January of each year per Itasca Code of Ordinances.

What do I need to do with the Dog License Tag?

Upon turning in the Animal License Form and paying the $3 convenience fee, you will receive an Animal License metal tag. Please make sure this tag is on your dog's collar at all times.


   (A) Every person owning, keeping or harboring any dog within the village shall register the same with the Village Clerk who shall keep a book for that purpose, and it shall be the further duty of such person to pay to the Village Clerk annually within 30 days after the first day of January of each year, or upon acquiring any unlicensed dog thereafter a tax of $3 for each dog kept or harbored by such person.

   (B) The Village Clerk shall provide each and every year such number of metal badges as may be necessary, of such size and shape as the Clerk shall deem expedient, having stamped thereon the words "Dog License" and the number indicating the year for which the tax is paid and it shall be the duty of the Village Clerk to deliver one of such metal badges to the person paying the tax upon any such dog at the time of payment.

   (C) Every person keeping or harboring any dog so licensed shall keep and maintain a collar around the neck of the dog with the metal badge, as in division (B) described, securely fastened to the collar, and every dog found in the village without such badge shall be deemed an unlicensed dog, and shall be so disposed of by the Chief of Police or other police officer of the village as hereinafter provided.

(Ord. 166-61, passed 11-28-61)