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Dog Permits

A daily or annual Dog Park Permit is required to have your leashed and licensed dog in any of the permitted parks (see Dog Free Parks) or in an off-leash dog park. The permit may be purchased online or by calling (608) 266-4711 during regular business hours. The permit is valid for City of Madison on-leash dog locations, off-leash dog parks, Dane County Parks (posted areas only), the City of Middleton and the City of Sun Prairie pet exercise areas. Annual permits for the following year are available for purchase beginning November 15 with a valid dog license. If you do not have a current license, please contact the City Treasury office.

Purchase Permit

Receipt is emailed and proof of purchase. Annual permit is mailed within 10 business days.

Dog License

Madison residents with a dog aged 5 months or older are required to have a dog license, prior to purchasing a dog park permit. A license is available for purchase online and through the City of Madison Treasury.

Visiting Dogs

Dogs visiting from areas outside of Madison are always welcome with proper license and/or vaccinations from your town/municipality. Be prepared to show proof if asked by a Park Ranger. A daily Dog Park Permit may be purchased online.

2022 Fees

  • Annual Permit Tag: $35
  • Senior or Disabled Permit Tag: $17
  • Additional or Replacement Permit Tag: $17
  • Daily Fee: $5