Dog License, Multi-Dog Household Permit & Commercial Breeding Kennel Permit

DOG LICENSE (§ 94.45):

A Dog License is required of any person who owns, keeps, or harbors a dog over the age of 6 months within the municipality within 30 days after acquisition of the dog.

The application requires the Owner's Name, Address, Name of Dog, Breed, Color, and Sex of each dog owned and kept by the owner.  A certificate that the dog has had a rabies shot is also required and needs to be presented when the license is applied for.  

Applications can be printed from the website by clicking on the Online Forms Button on the home page, (click here) or picked up at the City Clerk Office.  Licenses are issued by the the City of Fairbury.

MULTI-DOG HOUSEHOLD PERMITS (§ 94.46):

A Multi-dog Household Permit is required for any person that has or maintains a household with more than three dogs.  Only one multi-dog household permit will be issued per premise and a permit will not be granted if the permit holder possesses a current commercial breeding kennel permit on the same premises.  The application requires:

  • Proof of current licenses and rabies vaccination for each dog 
  • A drawing/plan showing the location & dimensions of the premises, dog runs or pens, and distances to neighboring properties. Drawings or plans must be drawn to scale.
  • Permit Fee:  $50.00 in addition to the licensing fee for each dog as required by the municipal code.

Applications can be picked up and permits are issued by the City of Fairbury.  

COMMERCIAL BREEDING KENNEL PERMIT (§ 94.47)

A Commercial Breeding Kennel Permit is required of any person wanting to operate a commercial breeding kennel.  The application requires:

  • Proof of current licenses, rabies vaccination, and registration with a nationally recognized registration organization for each dog to be kept or harbored on the premises
  • A drawing or plan showing the location and dimensions of the premises, dog runs or pens, and distances to neighboring properties
  • Only one permit per premises will be issued (a permit will not be issued if the permit holder possesses a current multi-dog household on the same premises)
  • Permit Fee:  $100 in addition to required licensing fees for each dog as required in the municipal code.

Applications can be picked up and permits are issued by the City of Fairbury.