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Dog Licenses
Purchase a Dog License
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 In-Person or By Mail 
Dog Licenses can be purchased in-person or by mail at:

City of Highland Park
City Hall - Finance Department
1707 St. Johns Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Phone: 847.432.0800

Online Renewal for Dog Licenses

  • Online renewal for an existing Dog License is available by clicking here.
  • Instructions for the online renewal process can be found here.  


Off-Leash Dog Parks/Beach

Information about off-leash exercise areas is available through the Park District of Highland Park here or by calling the Heller Nature Center at 847.433.6901.