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.
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.
- 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.