Animal Control


Online Dog Licensing »

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

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

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.