Dog License

Welcome to the Oakland County Dog Licensing System

We have updated our online licensing system. Please read through ALL the information below before continuing.  As of December 1, 2020 all customers will need to register their pets as as new.  Because the system is new, you will not find your pet's license number in the system when you search for your pet's tag.  You need to click "License a New Pet" to continue on with the process.  Web page is only compatible with Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari.

We are having an issue with pet owners clicking on the identification field, choosing microchip and not entering a number; when you do that you are going to get an error.  It does not give you a specific error, so pet owners are not quite sure why they are getting an error.  If you just delete the field (click garbage can next to field) if you do not have the microchip number or enter the microchip number in the field.

Also, we had an issue with the system not counting the years properly on a three year dog license.  When you get to the drop down boxes for the fees and you are searching for a three year dog license, you will notice that the date for the fee will state that the license will expire in 2022.  This is not true and had to be entered this way so that on the receipt (which you will get after the purchase) will say "expires 12/31/2023".  Sorry for the inconvenience.


Online Service Fee: A service fee will be charged when you purchase a dog license online. The service fee will be added to the amount for your license fee. Review the current license and online service fee structure for dog licenses. The service fee is not refundable. The ability to make payments online is offered as a courtesy only, there is no guarantee that it will be available for your use.

In Person Options: You do not have to purchase a dog license online, you may also make your payment in person at the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet adoption Center, your local City or Township Clerk’s Office, participating veterinarians or by mail without being charged a service fee.

Paying By Mail: If you pay by mail, you must send a copy of a valid rabies certificate, SASE, and a check or money order in the amount of the corresponding license fee to:

Oakland County Animal Shelter*
1200 N Telegraph Road
Building 42 E
Pontiac, MI 48341

*Make check payable to the same

USING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER                                                                                                           The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center may use your email address and/or telephone number to notify you of when your dog's license is due and special vaccination clinic events.  Your email address and telephone number will not be sold to third parties but may be provided to third parties under the law.  If you wish to opt out of this notification service, please contact the Animal Shelter at petadoption@oakgov.com.


First Time Visitors

You will be asked for your given name (first name) and family name (last name). Please read the following information carefully before creating an account.

Your Location Matters

If you reside in one of the following Cities, Townships, or Villages, please continue on.

If you do not see your city, township, or village listed below, please contact your local Treasurer's Office for Dog Licensing Information.

  • Auburn Hills
  • Bloomfield Township
  • Brandon Township
  • Clarkston City
  • Clawson City
  • Commerce Township
  • Farmington City
  • Farmington Hills City
  • Ferndale City
  • Groveland Township
  • Highland Township
  • Holly Township
  • Holly Village
  • Independence Township
  • Keego Harbor City
  • Lake Angelus City
  • Lake Orion Village
  • Leonard Village
  • Lyon Township
  • Milford Township
  • Milford Village
  • Novi City
  • Novi Township
  • Oakland Township
  • Orchard Lake Village City
  • Ortonville Village
  • Orion Township
  • Oxford Township
  • Oxford Village
  • Pleasant Ridge City
  • Pontiac City
  • Rochester Hills City
  • Rose Township
  • Royal Oak Township
  • South Lyon City
  • Springfield Township
  • Sylvan Lake
  • Troy City
  • Walled Lake City
  • Waterford Township
  • West Bloomfield Township
  • White Lake Township
  • Wixom City
  • Wolverine Lake Village

Vaccination Date Requirements

In order to purchase a three-year dog license, your pet's vaccination expiry date must coincide with the date of the dog license. For example, in the year 2021 a three-year dog license will have a year of 2023 (three years out). If you wished to purchase a three-year dog license in 2021, then your dog's rabies vaccination expiration date must run through 2023.

Still confused? contact our helpful staff at 248-452-9890.

Current Licensing

Before you continue, please double check that your pet is not already currently licensed. You can find the year of the tag above the serial number on the front of the tag.

Length of License

Oakland County dog licenses are good for a calendar year (January - December). The year can be found above the serial number on the front of the tag.

There is a grace period to purchase your dog's license for the current rate, January 1st through June 1st. However, most times the dog licenses go on sale December 1st.

Uploading Documents

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents; you can fax them to (248) 858-5841 or email at petadoption@oakgov.com.