Auburn Hills – Oakland County residents have until June 1 to renew their dog licenses. After that date, dog license fees increase to $30. In addition, dog owners caught with a delinquent license will be issued a citation which allows them 14 days to purchase a dog license to void the ticket. Failure to purchase the license will result in an appearance in district court where the fine is $65-$125.
"Having your dog licensed at all times is not only required by law but imperative for pet owners if they get lost," said Oakland County Animal Control (OCAC) Supervisor Joanie Toole. "The license is a lost dog’s ticket home."
All dogs over 4 months of age are required to wear an Oakland County license at all times by Michigan State law. In order to purchase a license, the owner must provide proof that the dog is up to date on rabies vaccinations. Dog licenses play a crucial role in reuniting lost pets with their owners by allowing OCAC quick access to the owner’s records.
Until June 1, regular licenses cost $7.50 for altered and $15 for unaltered dogs. Senior discounts are available. After June 1, Oakland County dog licenses become delinquent and the price increases to $30 for all dogs. Animal Control Officers will begin the search for unlicensed dogs in June.