Animal Control

Dog Licensing

Where can I purchase a license?

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

Why License?

  • A dog license helps to get your dog home safe if they become lost.
  • Dog licensing provides funding for animal control in Kent County. This allows us to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty and neglect, as well as responding to loose or aggressive dogs.
  • It’s the responsible thing to do. 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.


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 provide your birthdate on the application to qualify for this discount.