Oakland County, It’s Time to Renew your Dog License!

It's time to renew your dog license. 2022 licenses now available.

Your furry friend needs a license, and now is the time to purchase or renew one for them. Michigan law requires all dogs four months of age and older to have a current dog license. Both one-year and three-year licenses are available for renewal or purchase at the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center.

Five Reasons Why Your Pets Need to be Licensed

  1. It’s the law since 1919
  2. Licensed pets that go missing have a better chance of being found
  3. It proves your ownership
  4. It indicates that your pets’ rabies shots are up-to-date
  5. Fees go toward the support of the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center

Dog License Prices

The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center allows you to renew or purchase either a one-year or three-year license. In order to purchase a three-year dog license, your pet’s rabies vaccination expiration date must coincide with the date of the dog license. For example, in the year 2021, a three-year dog license will have a year of 2023 (three years out). If you wish to purchase a three-year dog license in 2022, then your dog’s rabies vaccination expiration date must run through 2024.

Prices through 6/1/2022RegularSenior Discount (65+)
One-year license – Spayed or neutered$15$14
One-year license – Intact$25$23
Three-year license – Spayed or neutered$40$37
Three-year license – Intact$70$64

Purchase Your Dog License

Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center

  • Online

The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center website makes it easy to purchase or renew a dog license. If you’re a returning online visitor, just log in to your account here. If you’re a first-time online visitor, these steps detail everything you should know before you create an account.

A service fee will be charged when you purchase a dog license online. The service fee will be added to the amount for your license fee. Review the current license and online service fee structure for dog licenses.

  • In person or by mail

You may make your payment in person at the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center, or mail a copy of a valid rabies certificate and a check or money order in the amount of the corresponding license fee in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Oakland County Animal Shelter
1200 N Telegraph Road
Building 42 E
Pontiac, MI 48341

Participating City, Village or Township Hall or Veterinarian Office

  • City, village or township hall

You may even be able to purchase or renew your dog license at your local city, village, or township office. Visit their website or call to learn more about their process.

  • Veterinarian office

Call your dog’s veterinarian to see if they are able to renew the license.

While there’s a grace period until June 1, 2022, it’s best to renew as soon as possible, so that you are not scrambling at the last minute. All dog licenses purchased after June 1 are considered delinquent and are subject to delinquent pricing. The price for a one-year dog license purchased after June 1 is $40. 

Contact the helpful staff at the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center at 248-452-9890 with any questions.

Learn more about the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center by visiting their website and following along with them on Facebook.


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