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Dog Licenses

Did you know that the State of Michigan requires annual licensing of all dogs that are four months of age, or older? Licensing helps to protect communities by ensuring that dogs are vaccinated against rabies.

Dogs licenses can be purchased at the Treasurer's Office at the Township Hall, Monday -Thursday during regular business hours. They can also be purchased online from Livingston County through the link at the right.

You can purchase a one- or three-year license, but in order to purchase a three-license, your dog’s rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire three-year period. Renewal reminder postcards are mailed out approximately two months before the license expires (dog licenses expire the month of their rabies vaccination).  A $20 late fee applies if a license isn’t renewed by the end of the month that the rabies vaccine expires.

Costs for dog licenses are: 

Spayed or neutered dogs; 1 year, $10; 3 year, $25.

Unaltered dogs; 1 year, $25; 3 year, $60.

Replacement tags are $5 each.

New dog owners and new residents to Putnam Township should license their dogs within 30 days of bringing them home, or moving to the Township. There is no fee to license a service dog. 


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