Dog License

Why License?

Dog licensing protects our community by ensuring dogs are vaccinated against rabies. Michigan law requires that all dogs over the age of four (4) months are licensed and all new dogs are licensed within 30 days.

PLEASE NOTE: We are in the process of upgrading our dog license tags. We will not be able to process in-person license purchases until the third week of January. If you wish, you may purchase a license through our online portal (below) and your license will be sent at the end of January. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Order a Dog License Online

When does my dog’s license expire?

A dog’s license is connected to their rabies vaccination. Some dogs receive a one-year rabies vaccination; these dogs receive a one-year license. Some dogs receive a three-year rabies vaccination; these dogs may have a one- or three-year license, depending on which the owner chose to purchase.

Where can I purchase a dog license?

If your dog status has changed please complete the dog ownership/status change form.


Type of License

1-Year License**

3-Year License**

Intact (Un-Sterlized) Dog



Spayed/Neutered Dog



Senior Citizen (62 or older)*



Intact (Un-Sterlized) Dog



Spayed/Neutered Dog



*Senior Citizen Rate: You must show or upload your government issued ID showing your DOB to be approved for the senior citizen discount.