ATTENTION:  OAKLAND COUNTY IS WAIVING THE DELINQUENT FEE FOR THE DOG LICENSES THROUGH 2020.  THE FEE FOR A SPAYED/NEUTERED DOG WILL BE $10.50 AND FOR A MALE/FEMALE DOG $18.00 THROUGH  THE END OF THE YEAR.  SENIOR DISCOUNT IS AVAILABLE.  THREE-YEAR LICENSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOGS WHOSE RABIES VACCINATION IS VALID THROUGH 2022.

Licenses can be purchased through the mail, in person at the Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center or online. Dogs require a license in Oakland County in the following situations:

  • Acquiring a new dog
  • Dog becomes four months old
  • Becoming a Michigan resident
  • Expiration of prior license (All licenses are valid for a calendar year and expire on 12/31)

If you are unsure if your license is still valid, check the year on your license. For example, a 2019 license would expire 12/31/2019.

In order to purchase a license, a valid rabies certificate must be presented. Dogs are required to wear the license at all times. Cats do not require a license.

In accordance with Michigan Law (Michigan Act 339 of 1919 THE DOG LAW) all dogs in the state of Michigan must be licensed every year starting at the age of four months. A dog that is new to Oakland County must be licensed within 30 days.

Dog licenses are available at the Treasurer’s office, some local veterinarians, or at Oakland County Animal Control located at 1200 N Telegraph Road, Building 42E in Pontiac. (Phone: 248-858-1090).  Springfield Township does not sell delinquent dog licenses. Delinquent licenses must be purchased directly through Oakland County or through participating local veterinarians. 

You can also order your dog license online by clicking here. There is an additional charge for this service.

Documentation Needed

A valid rabies certificate must be shown every year when obtaining a dog license.

Fees

Current License (Currently licensed dogs, new dogs, new residents, dogs over four months old)

One Year License

Three Year License

Spayed/Neutered

$10.50

$28.50 

Senior Spayed/Neutered (65 years and older)

$9.75

$26.25

Male/Female

$18.00

$51.00

Senior Male/Female (65 years and older)

$16.50

$46.50

Delinquent (after June 1) One Year License  Three Year License 

Spayed/Neutered 

$33.00

$51.00

Male/Female Delinquent $33.00 $66.00 
Senior Spayed/Neutered $33.00 $49.50
Senior Male/Female $33.00 $63.00

Lost Tags

Replacement tags can be issued for no cost at the Treasurer’s office