All citizens in the state of Michigan are required to license their dogs four months or older. A current rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed Michigan veterinarian is required in order to license dogs. There is no reciprocity for out of state dog licenses, however, dog licenses from other Michigan counties are recognized.
All revenue taken in from dog licenses supports Eaton County Animal Control. Licensing protects public health and welfare and helps assure the safety of your pet.
In 2020 licensing will change from a calendar year renewal to a renewal date based on your pet’s rabies vaccination date. All 2019 licenses will be given amnesty until the rabies vaccination date of the dog in 2020.
For example, if a dog was vaccinated in May of 2019, the current 2019 dog license will not expire until May 31, 2020.
2020 License Fees Type of Fee
One Year License Fee
Three Year License Fee
*The Penalty for a late license is $20 in addition to the base fee.