The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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News for pet owners

Renew licenses online…Oak Park pet owners who receive an animal license renewal notice via email are encouraged to renew online by following the included link. Pet owners without an email address or who do not respond to the electronic renewal reminder will receive a notice via regular mail urging them to renew at The online portal also allows owners to delete pets they no longer own and add new ones. Payment is made with a credit card, a receipt sent via email and the actual tag delivered in the U.S. Mail. Pet owners will still have the option of mailing in their payment or coming to Village Hall, 123 Madison St. All dogs and outdoor cats are required to display a current animal license by May 1. The license fee is $10 for a neutered/spayed dog and all cats, and $13 for any non-spayed/non-neutered dog. Proof of a current rabies inoculation and spaying/neutering is required for a new license. For more information call 708.358.5680 or email

Picking up a must…Responsible pet owners agree that picking up after one’s dog is the right thing to do. Dog excrement is not only a nuisance, it’s unhealthy and against the law. Anyone observing someone not picking up after a dog should call 708.358.5680 or email

Leash required…All dogs that use any public street, sidewalk, parkway or public area within the Village must be on a leash controlled by the owner. The leash can be no longer than eight feet. For more information call 708.358.5680 or email

Dogs restricted in parks…Pet owners who walk their dogs in any Oak Park park must keep them on a leash no longer than eight-feet long, the same rule that applies to all public areas including streets, sidewalks and parkways. Police may ticket and fine owners who allow their dogs to run off leash. And only service animals are allowed in park playgrounds. The Park District of Oak Park offers two areas where dogs can run off leash, however. Visit for the details.