NEW! 2020 Dog License Information

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[Online Dog License Site]  [Dog License By Mail Form (PDF)]

An Eaton County dog license is required for all dogs four months or older.  Licensing provides good pet identification, ensures dogs are vaccinated for rabies, and proves you are its owner.

New: 1 and 3-year Licensing for 2020!

The three-year license is part of an overall effort in the county treasurer’s office to simplify dog licensing and alleviate waiting lines. One-year licenses will still be available at the option of the pet owner.

Dog licensing is also switching from a calendar year renewal to renewal dates based on the pet’s rabies vaccination date.  All licenses will be given amnesty in 2020 until the rabies vaccination anniversary of the dog.  For example, if a dog was vaccinated in May of 2019, the current 2019 dog license will be good through May 31, 2020.  A 2019 license will become delinquent after the last day in the month in which the rabies vaccination anniversary expires.  Delinquent licenses will carry a $20 late fee in addition to the base fee.  A two-year, pro-rated license will also be offered in 2020 to help those with a one year vaccination anniversary transition into a three year license. 

​​IMPORTANT NOTE: No licenses will be issued in December of 2019 in order to change over to the new, rolling renewal dates.  ​​A renewal notice will be mailed to licensed pet owners thirty days prior to the 2020 renewal date.

Eaton County established new dog licensing rates. The following new license fees will also become effective January 1, 2020.

​                                                                                           Special, Pro-rated Base Fee
​                                              One-year License               Two-year License*
                    Three-Year License ​Female/Male                         $20                                         $40                                              $55 ​Spayed/Neutered                 
                                              $15                                         $30                                              $40 ​​

The penalty for a delinquent license will be $20 in addition to the base license fee.

*To help pet owners with a one year vaccination anniversary transition to a three-year license, a pro-rated, two-year license will be sold in 2020 only.

License Locations

•The Eaton County Treasurer’s dog license website listed below, 24 hours daily.

• The Eaton county Treasurer’s office at 1045 Independence Blvd. in Charlotte from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
​   Monday through Friday

• Eaton County Humane Society at 129 N. Main in Olivet.

• By mail (download the mail-in license form (PDF) )

•Town and Country Animal Hospital at 3110 S. Cochran in Charlotte.

•Charlotte Veterinary Hospital at 122 Lansing St. in Charlotte.

•Snow Animal Clinic at 617 Michigan St. in Eaton Rapids.