Pursuant to the City of Highland Park Code Section 90.005, every dog that is housed within the corporate limits of the City and that is more than six (6) months of age must be registered with and licensed by the City. Dog Licenses are $12 for unaltered dogs and $7 for spayed or neutered dogs (proof required).
A current rabies vaccination certificate must be provided to the Finance Department to purchase a City Dog License.
Dog owners must also sign an affidavit stating receipt and acknowledgement of the Responsible Pet Ownership Pamphlet outlining dog regulations in the City of Highland Park. This affidavit is required to be signed once per household and is not required annually for license renewal.
Purchase By Mail
Dog Licenses can be purchased by mail at:
City of Highland Park
City Hall - Finance Department
1707 St. Johns Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Documents may also be placed in the City's drop box, located at the Hazel Ave. parking lot adjacent to City Hall.
Online Renewal for Dog Licenses
Online renewal for an existing Dog License is available by clicking here.
New: Sign Up for Online Renewal Notifications.
Simplify your 2022 dog license renewal process by registering your email address. When you link your email with your account, you'll automatically receive an email notice with instructions for online renewal next summer. You will not receive a paper renewal next year. Sign up at cityhpil.com/doglicense.
Off-Leash Dog Parks/Beach
Information about off-leash exercise areas is available through the Park District of Highland Park by clicking here or by calling the Heller Nature Center at 847.433.6901.