Dog Licenses available at Township Office Starting December 1, 2017 – March 1, 2018

  • Michigan State Law requires all dogs to be rabies vaccinated and licensed at four (4) months of age.
  • Dogs must be licensed within 30 days of obtaining ownership or within 30 days of the dog turning 4 months of age.
  • Kalamazoo County license tags are sold to Kalamazoo County residents only.
  • Kalamazoo County licenses must be renewed yearly between December 1st and March 1st, regardless of when the previous year’s license was purchased.
  • During the yearly renewal period (12/1 – 3/1), city/township offices, the Kalamazoo County Treasurer and most area veterinary offices sell dog licenses.
  • Licenses must be purchased directly from Animal Services after March 1st, or if a citation was issued.
  • Proof of current rabies vaccination is required to purchase a dog license. The rabies vaccination must be more than 30 days from expiration at the time of license purchase.
  • After a dog is over 1 year of age, proof of spay or neuter is required to purchase a license at the altered rate.
  • Licenses are not transferable to another dog.
LICENSE FEES Altered Un-Altered
Full Year License $10.00 $40.00
Half Year License (first-time license for new dog/resident; applicable between July 10th – November 30th only) $5.00 $20.00
Late License $25.00 $55.00
Late License with citation and/or officer contact* $35.00 $65.00
Replacement Tag $2.00 $2.00
*   If an officer makes contact with you, leaves a card at your address or sells you a license in the field

NOTE: Dogs under 1 year of age pay the altered rate, regardless of spay/neuter status

Where can you get your dog licenses?

  • Between December 1 and March 1 only, most area vets, all township/city offices, and the Kalamazoo County Treasurer are selling our tags.
  • After March 1st, you can only purchase your tags from Animal Services or mail in your information year-round to Animal Services at 2500 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.   For additional information contact  Kalamazoo County Animal Control
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