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Dog Permits

A daily or annual Dog Permit is required for any dog visiting a park, whether an off-leash dog park or a park where leashed dogs are allowed. See Dog Free Park for exceptions. The Dog Permit is also valid in designated locations in Dane County Parks, Middleton and Sun Prairie.

Purchase Permit

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

Dog License

To obtain a Dog Permit, you must show proof of a valid 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. If you do not already have one, you may purchase both a license and dog permit at the same time, through the City of Madison Treasury. 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.

2023 Fees

  • Daily Fee: $8
  • Annual: $43
  • Senior/Disabled: $20
  • Military/Veteran: $20
  • Duplicate/Replacement: $20