A 2013 Dog License Renewal Notice will be mailed 45 days prior to the expiration date of the previous dog license. The 2013 Dog License will become delinquent if not purchased by the last day of that month.
The expiration date of the license corresponds to the month in which the rabies vaccination occurred.
Please note: the renewal notice is sent as a courtesy by our office. Failure to receive the notice does not relieve a dog owner of their responsibility to purchase a dog license prior to the expiration date stated on the previous dog license.
All dogs 4 months and older are required by Michigan State Law to be licensed and vaccinated for rabies. The vaccine must be licensed by the United States department of agriculture and signed by an accredited veterinarian. Dog licenses may only be purchased in the Clinton County Treasurer's Office. Please provide proof of a valid rabies vaccination and neuter certificate, if applicable.
*** Dog Licenses are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE ***
Dog License Fees:
|4 - 5 Month Old Puppy
|Neutered / Spayed
|Male / Female
**To purchase a Three-Year license, the rabies vaccination MUST HAVE OCCURRED in 2013 and MUST BE VALID through 2016.
DOG LICENSES ARE DELINQUENT if not purchased prior to the expiration date of the previously issued dog license. The cost with penalty will increase to $45.00 for a one-year license and will be prorated for a three-year license. Upon issuance of a ticket, Court Costs of $135.00 (with proof of license) or $235.00 (without a license) will be incurred.
Licenses are considered non-delinquent in the following circumstances:
- Newly purchased or acquired dogs.
- A puppy attaining four months of age.
- A new resident of Clinton County, Michigan.
New licenses must be purchased within thirty days to qualify. For more information regarding dog licenses, please contact the Clinton County Treasurer's office at (989) 224-5280 or Toll Free within the county, (888) 224-2450 (press "8" when the message begins).
Licenses are available through the mail. You must submit your check or money order, rabies vaccination certificate, proof of neutering (if applicable), and application form. All information will be returned to you along with your new license.
Please make checks payable and mail to:
|Clinton County Treasurer
|P O Box 39
|Saint Johns, MI 48879-0039
Checks are accepted only as conditional payment. Additional fees are charged for all returned checks.
To pay for your dog license on line click here.
Contact Animal Control at (989) 224-5116 for kennel license information.