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Rabies Vaccination

All dogs over four months of age must be vaccinated against rabies, as required by Illinois State law.

  • If paid within 30 days, fee as printed
  • Paid within 31 to 60 days, fee + $3.00 fine
  • Paid within 61 to 90 days, fee + $30.00 fine
  • Over 90 days—legal action taken with a summons to appear in court

If you do not have the dog, or have moved from the county, please call 815-235-8276 during business hours or leave a message after hours.

Leash Law Strictly Enforced

All dogs when not in a building, pen or fenced yard must be on a leash. Failure to observe this Stephenson County law may be punishable by fine or arrest.

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