Dog Licensing Needs Annual Renewal

  • Dog licenses are required on a yearly basis.

  • The licenses are issued beginning January 1st and need to be renewed each year.

  • Dog licenses are $5. If paid after January 31st, a late fee of $10 is added.

  • We require a copy of the Vet Clinic Certificate of Rabies Vaccination showing the dog is current on his/her rabies vaccination.

Please note that we also require that you keep your dog on a leash, in a kennel or in a fenced yard at all times. They are not allowed to “roam”.

The Village of Kenesaw does not have a dog-catcher nor a facility to hold loose dogs. Any calls reporting a loose dog will be handed off to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and an officer will take the dog to a shelter in Hastings if the dog is unlicensed and the owner can’t be immediately identified. The shelter will attempt to contact the owner if possible and the dog will be released upon payment of the fee required by the Sheriff’s department.

For Chicken/Fowl information and permit application, please visit our Chicken/Fowl page.

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