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Animal Control

Dog License Information


First-time Dog License

2018, 2019 and 2020 dog licenses are now available for dog owners residing in the following cities or townships:

  • Armada
  • Bruce
  • Centerline
  • Clinton
  • Chesterfield
  • Fraser
  • Harrison
  • Lenox
  • Macomb
  • Memphis (Macomb County portion)
  • New Baltimore
  • New Haven
  • Ray
  • Richmond
  • Romeo
  • Roseville
  • Shelby Township
  • St. Clair Shores
  • Utica
  • Washington

In order to obtain a dog license you MUST have proof of your dog's current rabies vaccination in the form of a SIGNED rabies certificate, as well as proof of your dog being spayed or neutered (if applicable).  To obtain a dog license in person you may bring the vaccination certificate as well as proof of spay or neuter to the Animal Control Department during our regular business hours.  

By Mail

You may apply for a dog license by mail.  Please send in your dog's rabies certificate(original or copy),proof of spay or neuter, and payment(fee schedule is below) to: 21417 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp. MI 48036.  We will return all paperwork with your dog license by mail.  Please note that license renewals done by mail will result in additional processing time up to 6-8 weeks.  Late fees are assessed based on the postmark date.

*There is NOT an application form.  All of your information and the information for your dog will be entered in to our system based on the dog's rabies vaccination certificate.  You may include any change of contact information on a separate note.*

Fees Schedule

2018 -  1 Year Tag:   Spayed or Neutered  $10.00  Unaltered  $30.00

2019 -  2 Year Tag:   Spayed or Neutered  $18.00  Unaltered  $55.00

2020 -  3 Year Tag:   Spayed or Neutered  $25.00  Unaltered  $75.00

**Additional Late Fee Beginning March 1, 2018  -  $20.00


Renewing a License

Dog license renewal letters were mailed out December 1st.  If you did not receive, or have lost your renewal notice, then you may apply with your dog's rabies certificate and proof of spay or neuter, as noted above in the "First-time License" section.