Michigan State Law requires licenses for all dogs over four months old. To obtain a dog license, you will need to provide proof of current rabies vaccination and proof of spaying/neutering (if applicable) at the time you purchase the license. By State Statute, this information must be provided every time you renew your dog license.

Dog License Fees

License Type 1 Year 3 Year*
Current Spayed/Neutered $10 $25
Current Male/Female $25 $60
Replacement License (Lost Tag)
$5 $5
Puppy Tags (Less than 12 months old) $10  

* Rabies Vaccination must cover the complete licensing period. You may find that you must purchase one year licenses until your dog becomes eligible for a three year license.

How to Purchase & Renew


Dog Licenses can be purchased or renewed online.


If purchasing a Dog License by mail, please send the following information along with a check and self-addressed stamped envelope:

Dog Information

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Intact or spayed/neutered
  • Age
  • Breed
  • Color
  • Previous owner name, if applicable
Owner Information

  • Name
  • Residence Township/City
  • Address
  • Primary phone number
  • Additional phone number, if desired

Dog License Information

  • Previous license number
  • Rabies vaccination proof
  • Proof of spay/neuter

Make Check Payable to:

Livingston County Treasurer
200 E Grand River Ave
Howell MI 48843

In Person

Dog licenses can also be purchased in person at:

Expiration Dates

  • Dog License expire when the dog’s rabies vaccination expires.
  • The County Treasurer’s office will send reminder postcards to the licensee 60 days prior to the rabies expiration date. Check your rabies expiration date to see if you need to set up an appointment with your veterinarian.


New Residents

Relocating to Livingston County with an existing valid Michigan Dog License? There’s no charge within 30 days from move-in date.

Service Dogs

  • Service Dogs have no charge with proper documentation.
  • Service Dog Tags are only issued at the Livingston County Treasurer’s Office.

Per the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) website: “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.”

Treasurer’s Office
Jennifer Nash 2024

Jennifer M. Nash
County Treasurer



(517) 546-7010


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Historical Courthouse

200 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 545-9638