Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses

***** New Dog License fees effective December 1, 2013 *****

Michigan State Law requires that all dogs over four (4) months old be licensed.

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, are as follows: 

Dog License Fees 1 Year 3 Year*
Current Spayed/Neutered $10.00 $25.00
Current Male/Female $25.00 $60.00
Late Fee $20.00 $20.00
Replacement License (Lost Tag) $5.00 $5.00
*The rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire 3 year period.
 
Exceptions:

  • New Resident – Thirty (30) days from move-in date without penalty
  • New Dog – Within thirty (30) days of obtaining animal without penalty
  • Service Dog - No charge with proper documentation

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 Licenses now expire when the rabies vaccination expires. 
 
The County Treasurer's office will send reminder postcards 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.  Rabies vaccinations can be administered by your vet, any day of the month that the vaccination expires.
 
NEW 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.
 
Your next license MUST be purchased by the end of the RABIES EXPIRATION MONTH or a $20 late fee will be added to the cost of your dog license.