Livingston County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

If you are operating a kennel, you must have a kennel license as required by Michigan State Law. The process of obtaining a kennel license involves an initial inspection from Animal Control.

Regulations

Check with your local municipality first. They will notify you of their specific ordinances and regulations and determine if you have enough land/property to obtain a kennel license.

 

Approval Process

  • Receive zoning approval from the municipality where you live.
  • Call Animal Control at (517) 546-2440 to schedule an initial inspection.
  • Take proof of your local municipality’s approval to operate a kennel AND the inspection form from Animal Control to the Treasurer’s Office, which is located in the historic Courthouse in downtown Howell at 200 E. Grand River Avenue.

Fees

Initial Inspection Fees

10 Dogs Or Less
$100
11 Dogs Or More
$150

Annual License Fees

Kennel

1 - 10 Dogs
$25
11 - 20 Dogs
$50
21 - 30 Dogs
$60

Boarding

1 - 10 Dogs
$15
11 - 20 Dogs
$30
21 - 30 Dogs
$45
Over 30 Dogs
$60
Animal Control
Jenny Nash, Livingston County Treasurer

Mike Murphy
Sheriff

Q

Phone

(517) 546-2440

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Location

150 S Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843

Emergencies

911

Fax

(517) 545-9627