Michigan State Law requires that all dogs over four (4) months old be licensed.
To obtain a dog license, you will need to provide proof of current rabies vaccination and proof of spaying/neutering (if applicable) at the time you purchase the license. By State Statute, this information must be provided EVERY time you renew your dog license.
Dog License Fees, are as follows:
Dog License Fees
3 Year *
|Current Male / Female|
|*The rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire 3 year period.|
- New Resident – Thirty (30) days from move-in date without penalty
- New Dog – Within thirty (30) days of obtaining animal without penalty
- Puppy – Under one (1) year old - $7.00
Dog Licenses now expire when the rabies vaccination expires. The 2010 dog license expiration extends to the MONTH of the current rabies vaccination date.
The County Treasurer's office will send reminder postcards 60 days prior to the rabies expiration date. Check your rabies expiration date to see if you need to set up an appointment with your veterinarian. Rabies vaccinations can be administered by your vet, any day of the month that the vaccination expires.
NEW 3 Year Dog Licenses - Rabies Vaccination must cover the complete licensing period. You may find that you must purchase 1 year licenses until your dog becomes eligible for a 3 year license.
Your next license MUST be purchased by the end of the RABIES EXPIRATION MONTH or a $15 late fee will be added to the cost of your dog license.
To Purchase Dog Licenses by mail, send the following information along with a check and self-addressed stamped envelope:
|Dog Information||Owner Information|
- Intact or Spayed/Neutered
- Previous Owner name, if applicable
- Residence Township/City
- Primary phone number
- Additional phone number, if desired
|Dog License Information||Make check payable to:|
- Previous License Number
- Rabies Vaccination Proof
- Proof of Spay/Neuter
|Livingston County Treasurer|
200 E. Grand River
Howell, MI 48843
|Include a self-addressed stamped legal size envelope. We'll return your license(s) and all your paperwork.|
Dog Licenses may also be purchased at your local Township / City office or the Livingston County Treasurer .
Lost Dog Tags:
We charge $1.00 for a replacement tag. Send or bring in current proof of rabies vaccination (rabies vaccination cannot expire within 30 days of reissuing tag) and, if available, your copy of the license application. If you do not have the copy of the application, call or stop in to our office, and we will be happy to look up the information for you.
Protecting Your Pet:
A microchip is a permanent form of ID about the size of a grain of rice. For most animals, the chip is implanted just under the skin in the scruff of the neck. It is not a tracking device. When a hand-held scanner passes over the microchip, it reads the unique encoded number. This ID number is the only information stored in the microchip.
Contact your vet for more information.