Did you know?
Michigan Law requires dogs over 4 months of age, newly purchased/ acquired, or are just becoming Michigan residents obtain a Michigan Dog License. Grand Traverse County uses 100% of revenue generated thru dog licenses to provide Animal Control Services to residents. Dog licenses are issued based on your dog's rabies shot date, NOT the date you purchased the license.
Importance of Licensing
- A dog license helps to get your dog home safe if they become lost.
- It's the responsible thing to do. Licensing protects our community by ensuring dogs are vaccinated against rabies.
- It's the law.
First Time License PurchasesPlease stop by office or one of our authorized Licensing Locations. Please bring your current/valid rabies certificate. A certificate of sterilization is also required if the information is not stated on the rabies certificate or is incorrect. Rabies certificates will be returned to you for your records
As a courtesy, the Treasurer's Office mails renewal notices the month before a license expires. Failure to receive the notice does not relieve a dog owner of their responsibility to renew an expiring dog license.
If your veterinarian is one of our authorized Licensing Locations you may purchase a new license when your dog receives their rabies vaccination.
You can also renew in person at our office or via mail. You will be required to provide a current and valid rabies certificate. A certificate of sterilization is also required if the information is not stated on the rabies certificate or is incorrect. Rabies certificates will be returned to you for your records.
Payments can be mailed to our office:
Grand Traverse County Treasurer's Office
400 Boardman Ave. Ste. #104
Traverse City, MI 49684
Please make sure you include:
- Payment-Checks made payable to: "G.T. County Treasurer". DO NOT send cash.
- Current Rabies certificate for your dog.
- Grand Traverse County Dog License Application
Please reference your phone number on your check so we may contact you if we have questions on your renewal.
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