Dog License Information
Macomb County Dog Licenses are required for dogs ages 4 months and older. All dogs are required by Michigan State Law to be licensed and vaccinated for rabies. Failure to maintain proper licensing may result in additional fines and fees.
In order to obtain a dog license you MUST have proof of your dog's current rabies vaccination in the owner's name in the form of a veterinary SIGNED rabies certificate, as well as proof of your dog being spayed or neutered (if applicable). To obtain a dog license in person you must bring the vaccination certificate as well as proof of spay or neuter, and owner identification to the Macomb County Animal Control during our regular business hours.
Macomb County Animal Control provides licenses for all of the Macomb County residents except for those residing in Eastpointe, Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights and Warren. Residents in these areas will need to contact their local city offices to verify licensing instruction.
1 Year Tag
- Spayed or Neutered $10.00
- Unaltered $30.00
2 Year Tag
- Spayed or Neutered $18.00
- Unaltered $55.00
3 Year Tag
- Spayed or Neutered $25.00
- Unaltered $75.00
**Additional Late Fee of $20 will apply to those renewing after their current license expiration date.**
By Mail - RENEWALS ONLY
You may renew your dog license by mail or in person. New residents or new pet licenses must be done in person at Macomb County Animal Control.
Please send in your dog's current rabies certificate (original or copy), proof of spay/neuter, and payment (see fee statement). 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. Mail required paperwork and payments made payable to:
Macomb County Animal Control
21417 Dunham Rd.
Clinton Twp. MI 48036
*There is NOT an application form or an online option. 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.*
SPREAD THE WORD. THERE'S A NEW TAG IN TOWN!
The Macomb County Animal Control has advanced into the digital age by partnering with PetHub and now offers pet owners the next generation of license tags.
Designed and "Powered by PetHub," the new digital license tags have undergone a complete makeover with the addition of high-quality printing, color, and a white coating to improve legibility and durability. Both sides are fully utilized by displaying the shelter’s identity, logo, and phone number on one side AND a unique license number, QR code, and PetHub’s toll-free number and website on the other side.
WHAT IS A QR CODE?
The “digital” part of the tag lies in the QR code. A QR (“Quick Response”) code is a type of barcode label consisting of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background. A QR code can be scanned and read by an imaging device (such as a smartphone’s camera) and contains embedded data about the item where the code is printed on. A QR code is similar to a UPC barcode, which is commonly found on product packaging. However, a QR code can be scanned quicker, can store more information, and can store that information in a more efficient method than a UPC barcode can.
HOW THE NEW TAG PROTECTS YOU AND YOUR PET
This new license tag provides an extra layer of protection for your pet. Not only is your license registered with the Macomb County Animal Control but you can also register your "digital" tag with PetHub. You have the ability to create a free online account at PetHub.com and link your tag to your pet's profile through the QR code. If your pet goes missing and someone finds your pet wearing this tag, the finder can use a smartphone's camera to scan the QR code, view the contact info on your pet's profile, and immediately contact you or someone on your trusted list in order to reunite your pet with you without the pet entering paw into the shelter. Your account is safe and secure because you control what information in your pet's profile is visible and what is not.
If the finder does not have a smartphone or does not know how to scan a QR code, there are two other ways. First, the finder can call the phone numbers printed on the tag, one of which connects to PetHub’s call center (available 24/7) and the other to the Macomb County Animal Control. After the finder provides the license number, we'll connect you to the finder. Second, the finder can go to PetHub’s website (also printed on the tag), enter the license number, and view your contact info. Best of all, your pet is protected around the clock.
NOTE: Newer iPhone and Android models come with a built-in QR code reader. If your smartphone does not, you can download PetHub’s app or any other free reader app.
ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT IN 3 EASY STEPS
STEP 1: Create your free online profile at PetHub.com. Add your name, email, and phone number(s). You also have the option to add your address and additional contacts as well as your pet’s information (including your vet, vaccination history, allergies, medications, behavioral conditions, and much more).
STEP 2: Link your profile and your license tag by entering your pet’s six-digit license number.
STEP 3: Choose your level of protection by subscribing to PetHub’s Basic Service or Premium Service.
Need help creating or managing your account? Check out PetHub's instructional videos.
PETHUB’S BASIC SERVICE AND PREMIUM SERVICE
With each license tag, you have access to PetHub’s FREE Basic Membership . . .
- Online Storage of Your Information – Enter your contact information and your pet’s information into your PetHub account and link your account to your pet’s license number
- Lost Pet Call Center – PetHub's Pet Hotline is staffed 24-hours-a-day/7-days-a-week by humans, not an automated computer
- Lost Pet Poster – Ability to create a lost-pet poster for printing and sharing
- Pet Resource – PetHub’s website offers over 500 searchable articles to help you raise and nurture your pet
Or, upgrade to PetHub’s Premium Membership and receive additional benefits . . .
- Community Alerts – When you report your pet as “missing” on PetHub’s website, PetHub will send a virtual “Lost Pet” notification to local shelters, rescue groups, vet offices, pet professionals, and the PetHub community
- Tag Scan Notification – If someone finds your pet and scans the QR code on the tag, you’ll be notified with a text alert and/or email alert.
- Social Sharing – Have your lost-pet poster shared on social media to spread the word even faster
- Discounts – Receive special offers from PetHub’s partners
Learn more about PetHub's Basic and Premium Subscription Services