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Licensing Information


One-Stop Rabies Vaccination and Dog Licensing is now available at several local veterinary clinics. Fees for administration of vaccinations are determined by each veterinary clinic and you must schedule an appointment.

One Stop Vaccination/License Locations »

Licenses are available at the Animal Shelter and now available at these Township and City Offices.

What qualifies for a 3-year License in 2014?

If your dog’s rabies vaccination expires on or after January 1, 2017, you are eligible to purchase a 3-year license for 2014. Throughout 2014, vaccination must be valid for at least 35 months beyond the purchase date of a 3-year license. If one of these two criteria are not met, you would purchase a 1 year license in 2014.

Why License?


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.

**Late Fees: If you do not purchase your dog license in the MONTH of the rabies vaccination expiration it will be considered late and the total purchase price of the license will be doubled.



Contact Us

Animal Control


740 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Animal Shelter
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm

Closed for Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Adoptions end 1 hour prior to closing.

Closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Adoptions Available:
Mon-Fri 9:30am-Noon, 2pm-5:30pm

(616) 632-7304

(616) 632-7327

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