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 acknowledgment 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.
Please Note: Online Payments for Licensing will not be available from May 24, 2023 at 4PM through June 6, 2023 at 8AM.
The City’s online payment system for licensing will be temporarily disabled starting May 24, 2023 at 4PM through June 6, 2023 at 8AM, as part of the City’s implementation of new computer software. During this time, all license online payments will be unavailable. Payments are not accepted over the phone. Payments can be made by mail or drop box, located in the parking lot adjacent to City Hall. Please contact the City Manager’s Office at 847.926.1000 or email@example.com for more information.
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.