Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses

Michigan State Law Requires Licenses For All Dogs Over 4 Months Old

To obtain a dog license, you will need to provide proof of current rabies vaccination and proof of spaying/neutering (if applicable) at the time you purchase the license. By State Statute, this information must be provided EVERY time you renew your dog license.

Dog License Fees:

Dog License Fees1 Year3 Year*
Current Spayed/Neutered$10.00$25.00
Current Male/Female$25.00$60.00
Replacement License (Lost Tag)

*The rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire 3 year period.


  • Relocating to Livingston County with an existing valid Michigan Dog License; No charge within thirty (30) days from move-in date.
  • Service Dogs* have no charge with proper documentation. *Note - Service Dog Tags are only issued at the Livingston County Treasurer's Office.

Per the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) website: "Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

License Expirations:

  • Dog License expire when the dog's rabies vaccination expires. 

  • The County Treasurer's office will send reminder postcards to the licensee 60 days prior to the rabies expiration date. Check your rabies expiration date to see if you need to set up an appointment with your veterinarian. 

3 Year Dog Licenses

  • Rabies Vaccination must cover the complete licensing period. You may find that you must purchase 1 year licenses until your dog becomes eligible for a 3 year license.