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.

  • If not renewed by January 31st, it is considered late.

  • Dog License Late Fee will be $10.00 in addition to License Fee of $5.00 with a total of $25.00; a Dog License First Notice Fee of $25.00 in addition to Late Fee of $10.00 and License Fee of $5.00 with a total of $40.00 and a Dog License Second (Final) Notice with a fee of $50.00 addition to First Notice Fee of $25.00, Late Fee of $10.00 and License Fee of $5.00 with a total of $90.00 will be required for delinquent dog licenses within the Village of Kenesaw, Nebraska. After the final notice deadline, if dog owner has not complied, the Adams County Sheriff’s Department may be instructed to confiscate the dog(s) from the residence and put them in an impound.

  • 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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