Dog Licenses are required by law, for all dogs over four months of age.

Reasons for Licensing:

    • Excellent identification.  It's your ticket back home.  It allows us to notify you when your lost pet is found.
    • It ensures your dog is rabies vaccinated.
    • Provides proof that the dog legally belongs to you.
    • *It's the LAW.

A current rabies vaccination certificate, signed by a veterinarian, is required to purchase a license.  If you wish to purchase a three year license, a three year rabies vaccination certificate is needed.  Licenses for sterilized dogs are less expensive than unsterilized dogs.  A Veterinarian's Certificate of Sterilization or a sworn affidavit is required for the sterilized price.  A license cannot extend more than 30 days past the expiration of the rabies vaccination.  There are no pro-rated three year licenses or refund for any unused portion.

Dog licenses can be purchased at the following locations:  
1.  Ingham County Treasurer Office, Second floor, County Courthouse, Mason.
2.  Veterans Memorial Courthouse, First floor, 313 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing  
3.  Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis Street, Mason.

  Licensing Fees - Effective January 1st, 2019

Ingham County Only



 Non-sterilized dogs



Sterilized dogs  $15.00  $30.00 
Certified guide or leader dog for
a blind person, a hearing dog for
a deaf or audibly impaired person,
or a service dog for a physically
limited person.
 $0.00  $0.00
 3 Year Non-sterilized    $125.00  
 3 Year Sterilized    $35.00  
 Kennel License 10 dogs or fewer  $155.00  
 Kennel License over 10 dogs  $180.00  
Licenses expire at the end of the month in which the rabies vaccination was given. Check your license to determine the expiration year.  The Ingham County Treasurer will mail renewal license application to Ingham County residents 30-45 days prior to license expiration.

Lost license tag can be replaced at the Ingham County Treasurer's office.  Please bring your original license and a sworn statement that the license tag is lost.


    Licenses can also be purchased at the following locations:

    Bennett Road Animal Clinic
    2298 Bennett Road
    Okemos - (517) 349-2277
    All Ingham County
    Caring Animal Hospital
    2162 N Aurelius Road
    Holt - (517) 694-6766
    Clients ONLY 
    Schultz Veterinary Clinic
    2770 Bennett Rd,
    Okemos, MI 48864
    Clients ONLY
    Eastside Animal Hospital
    2643 E. Grand River Ave.
    East Lansing  332-2511
    Clients ONLY

    Haslett Animal Hospital
    5686 Marsh Road
    Haslett, MI 48840
    (517) 339-9555
    Clients ONLY

    Holt Veterinary Clinic
    1836 Cedar Street
    Holt, MI 48842
     (517) 694-9510

    Clients ONLY
    Mt. Hope Veterinary Hospital
    2835 E. Mt. Hope Road
    Lansing - (517) 487-0133
    Clients ONLY
    Pennsylvania Veterinary Care
    5438 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Lansing - (517) 393-8010
    Clients ONLY  
    Red Cedar Animal Hospital
    2245 E. Mt. Hope
    Okemos - (517) 347-0711
    Clients ONLY
    Jolly Road Vet Hospital
    3276 Jolly Road
    Lansing,  48910 (517) 977-1095
    All Ingham County

    Webberville Animal Clinic
    127 N. Main St.
    Webberville - (517) 521-4207
    Clients Only

    You can view and
    print your application
    form here: