Dog Licenses

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

Getting a Dog License

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.

All dogs in the Township must be licensed below are the fees and requirements. Proof of Rabies certificates are required.

Dog License Fees

Fees 1 Year
3 Year
Male and Female $25 $60
Unsexed (verification of unsexed dog required by licensed veterinarian)
$10 $25
Late Fee $20 $20

Exceptions

  • New Resident - 30 days from move-in date without penalty
  • New Dog - Within 30 days of obtaining animal without penalty

License Expirations

Dog Licenses now expire when the rabies vaccination expires.  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.

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.