Dog License New or Renew

  • NEW DOG: Dog 4 months of age or older, newly acquired dogs or new residents must license within 30 days. Proof of purchase or new residency is required.
  • RENEWAL: License expires with the dog's rabies vaccination.
  • 1 OR 3-YEAR LICENSE: Dependent upon if your dog was given a 1 year or 3 year rabies vaccination by your veterinarian.
  • IN PERSON: Obtain license in person at the Kent County Animal Shelter, Kent County Treasurer's Office, the Humane Society of West Michigan, or numerous city and township offices. One-stop shopping is available at several local veterinary clinics if your dog needs an updated rabies vaccination and a dog license.
  • QUESTIONS: Contact Animal Control at (616) 632-7300.
Standard Rates
Type of License 1-Year License** 3-Year License**
Intact (Un-Sterilized) Dog $26.00 $78.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog $17.00 $51.00
Senior Citizen Rates (62+, must provide birthdate)
Type of License 1-Year License** 3-Year License**
Intact (Un-Sterlized) Dog $20.00 $60.00

Spayed/Neutered Dog

$10.00 $30.00

Discount Rates for Spay/Neutered Dogs & Senior Owners: Credit cards will be authorized at the higher rate. Proof of spay/neuter (documentation) and senior status (month, day, and year of birth), must be received at the time of license application. The correct rate will process after a Clerk reviews the order. No refunds will be issued if you fail to provide proper documentation.

New Dog License

Please provide proof of a current rabies vaccination and spay/neuter, if appropriate. You will be prompted to attach an electronic copy of these documents.

Renewal Dog License

The Animal ID Number is referenced on the renewal postcard. You will be prompted to attach an electronic copy of proof of a current rabies vaccination and spay/neuter, if appropriate.