Dog Licensing

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

Click here for the Ingham County Dog License Application
All dog licenses are issued by the Ingham County Treasurer's Office. 

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.

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 refunds for unused portions.

Dog licenses can be purchased at the following locations: 

1. Ingham County Treasurer Office, Second Floor, County Courthouse, Mason
2. Veterans Memorial Courthouse - (Walk in M-F  8 am to 4:30 pm, Drop Box available 8 am - 5pm)
3. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Buhl St, Mason, MI 48854

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's Office will mail renewal license applications 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 Residents
Caring Animal Hospital

2162 N Aurelius Road
(517) 694-6766
Clients ONLY

Schultz Veterinary Clinic

2770 Bennett Rd,
Okemos, MI 48864
All Ingham County Residents

Eastside Animal Hospital

2643 E. Grand River Ave.
East Lansing
(517) 332-2511
Clients ONLY

Haslett Animal Hospital

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

Pennsylvania Veterinary Clinic

5438 Pennsylvania Ave.
(517) 393-8010
Clients ONLY

Jolly Road  Vet Hospital

3276 Jolly Rd
(517) 977-1095
Clients ONLY

Webberville Animal Clinic

127 N Main St.
(517) 521-4207
Clients ONLY

Holt Veterinary Clinic

1836 Cedar St
(517) 694-9510
Clients ONLY