Dog Licenses

The State of Michigan requires that the owner of a dog that is four or more months old apply for a license. If your dog is lost, its tag will also help law enforcement find you!  Lenawee County Animal Control has access to the County Treasurer's database of licensed dogs and can track down the owner at any time as long as your address and phone number are up to date and the dog is wearing its county license.
  • A valid Rabies Certificate must be presented every year to be issued a license. (Paper copy required).
  • Proof of spay / neuter required.  Please check your Rabies Certificate, it may already be noted under gender of dog.
  • The Rabies vaccination must not expire less than two weeks of the license issue date.
  • Licenses may be renewed by mail or in person. When renewing by mail, please include a copy of the Rabies Certificate, check or money order payable to Lenawee County Treasurer, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • Service Dogs are $0.00. Proof is required.
  • Licenses must be purchased within 30 days of relocating to Lenawee County or receiving the Rabies vaccine for a new puppy.  
  • If you move or change your phone number please call our office at 517-264-4554 to update our records.

Amended Animal Control Ordinance

Dog License Fee Schedule December 1 - Last day in February March 1 and after
Spayed/Neutered $10.00 each $20.00 each
Non - Spayed/Neutered $15.00 each $30.00 each

2024 Dog Licenses will be available, December 1st, 2023 - February 29, 2024, at the following locations:


Lenawee County Treasurer's Office

Adrian Township

Blissfield Township

Cambridge Township

Deerfield Township

Dover Township

Franklin Township

Hudson Township

Macon Township

Medina Township

Ogden Township

Palmyra Township

Raisin Township

Ridgeway Township

Riga Township

Rollin Township

Seneca Township

Tecumseh Township

City of Hudson

City of Morenci