Purchase Dog Licenses

Purchase Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses can be purchased or renewed online.

Dog Licenses may also be purchased at your local Township / City office or the Livingston County Animal Shelter.

If purchasing a Dog License by mail, please send the following information along with a check and self-addressed stamped envelope:

 Dog Information

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Intact or spayed/neutered
  • Age
  • Breed
  • Color
  • Previous owner name, if applicable

 Dog License Information

  • Previous license number
  • Rabies vaccination proof
  • Proof of spay/neuter

 Owner Information

  • Name
  • Residence Township/City
  • Address
  • Primary phone number
  • Additional phone number, if desired

 Make check payable to:

Livingston County Treasurer
200 E Grand River Ave
Howell MI 48843
Include a self-addressed stamped legal size envelope.  We'll return your license(s) and all of your paperwork.

Lost Dog Tags

We charge $5.00 for a replacement tag. Send or bring in current proof of rabies vaccination (rabies vaccination cannot expire within 30 days of reissuing tag) and, if available, your copy of the license application. If you do not have the copy of the application, we will be happy to look up the information for you.

Protecting Your Pet

Your local vet will be promoting two options for identifying your lost pet: microchip technology and tattooing.

  • A microchip is a permanent form of ID about the size of a grain of rice.  For most animals, the chip is implanted just under the skin in the scruff of the neck.  It is not a tracking device.  When a hand-held scanner passes over the microchip, it reads the unique encoded number.  This ID number is the only information stored in the microchip.

  • A tattoo is a good form of permanent ID as well. For more information please call 517-373-1077 or go to the State of Michigan Website and search for Dog Tattooer.

  • Call your veterinarian for more information.