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Animals in the City of Milwaukee

A number of animals are regulated and licensed in the City of Milwaukee. Depending on the type of animal and the number of them, various regulations will need to be followed.  

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Animal Bites

Information about reporting animal bites in the City of Milwaukee.

Farm Animals

Rules regarding the keeping of farm animals in the City of Milwaukee.

Animal Fancier (Breeding)

If you own multiple cats and/or dogs, you may need an Animal Fancier permit.

Pest Control

Commercial Pesticide Application Registration, roach, bedbug and stinging insect control.

Animal Fees

Detailed information regarding City of Milwaukee animal fees..

Pet Shops, Groomers, Kennels, and Stables

Pet shops, animal groomers kennels, and stables require licenses.

Animal Removal

Instructions for dealing with live and dead animals that need to be removed.

Prohibited Animals

Learn more about prohibited dangerous animals.

Animals at Large

Details about what to do when an animal is at large.

Rabbits, Ferrets, and Guinea Pigs

If you own rabbits, ferrets, or guinea pigs, read these rules for having them.

Barking Dogs or Other Animal Noises

Animal noise complaint information can be found here.

Rottweiler and Pit Bull Requirements

Milwaukee requires certain dog breeds be regulated.

Bee Keeping In Milwaukee

If you keep bees in Milwaukee you'll need to know the legal and proper way to do it.

Wild and Exotic Animals

Rules regarding exotic animals in Milwaukee.

Chicken Keeping

Information about chicken keeping in the City of Milwaukee.

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