Cat Tax Hearing Thursday Night in Crystal Lake

This press release from the McHenry County Health Department announces a public hearing on changes to its ordinance, which includes the institution of cat tax licensing fees:

Health Department Update Public Health Ordinance

Public meeting for comment scheduled for October 17th

WOODSTOCK IL – The Department of Health is proposing revisions to the McHenry County Public Health Ordinance and invites public comment on the proposed changes. A copy of all Ordinance Articles, with the changes highlighted, and a summary of the proposed changes is available on the Department’s website: Public comments may be submitted in several ways:

  • By email to
  • By calling the Health Department at 815-334-4510
  • By attending a Public Meeting on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at McHenry County Animal Control & Adoption Center Community Room, 100 N Virginia Street, Crystal Lake.

Public comments will be summarized and provided to the Board of Health and County Board for consideration. The proposed Ordinance will be reviewed by the Board of Health at the next Board meeting on October 28, 2019 and by the County Board.


Cat Tax Hearing Thursday Night in Crystal Lake — 5 Comments

  1. Where is a sunshine second amendment cat when you need one? Stay tuned…tic,tock, tic, tock, tic, tock,meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  2. Hissing and clawing to get every last red nickel out of the taxpayers, the bloated government has to get their pound of flesh. …”‘Tis mine and I will have it.”…Shylock

  3. Go ahead.

    Tax my cat.

    He doesn’t have a job, and no marketable skills, unless you count dismantling the centerpiece in the dining room, or climbing the curtains.

  4. OH I love it…

    What else will Franks come up with….

    Yes I mean Jack “I wont raise any taxes” Franks…

    but I can sure come up with some new ones…

    cats – we’ll tax them

    everyone has one (well almost)….

    then we move on to parakeets,,parrots snakes and all other assorted creatures that people are calling pets…

    hey how about all those backyard peacocks and chickens that some call pets….

    how about a tax on petting?…

    I think people still do that….

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