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You must have your dog under voice command or on a leash. If your animal is at large it will be impounded by the Walworth County Human Society. There is a $30 fee that must be paid to the City Treasurer before your animal is released.
Animals which habitually bark or cry are prohibited. Please review Municipal Ordinance Chapter 9.08 Animal Controls for further information regarding your responsibilities as a pet owner. Citations can be issued for noncompliance of these ordinances.
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Dog licenses are required and valid for one calendar year. Dogs must wear licenses and rabies tags. A current rabies certificate is required to purchase an animal license.
Although cats are not required to be licensed, they must have a current rabies tag. Licenses are available for purchase at the Finance Department of the Municipal Building.
Parking is prohibited on most Whitewater streets between 2 to 5 a.m. Winter parking restrictions begin on November 1st and end on March 31st (parking is prohibited on all city streets from 2 to 6 a.m.). On-street parking is prohibited when snowplowing or snow removal operations are in progress.
Parking is also restricted within 4 feet of a driveway and 10 feet from a fire hydrant. There is also no parking within 15 feet of the near limits of a cross walk and anywhere else where restricted by signage. Other than on a paved parking lot or driveway, parking is prohibited on front and side lawns. Uncovered storage of unlicensed, junk, and/or unregistered vehicles is prohibited in all residential neighborhoods.