Dog Licenses

2019 Dog License Notes

puppy dog fluffy.fwDid You Know?   You can purchase Dog Licenses online at the Livingston County Treasurer's website - Click here.  

The license is connected to the rabies shot expiration date and 1 and 3 year licenses are available.  The County will notify you when you license is due through a postcard.  Please note the renewal date.  Once you get the postcard, do not wait (the license must be purchase in the same month the rabies shot  expires).  The Township has not  charged late fees in the past.  Under the new system, late fees will be charged which is required by the County. 


State of Michigan Requirements
The State of Michigan requires the annual licensing of all dogs 4 (four) or more months old. Township residents may now purchase their dog tags at the Hamburg Township Treasurer's Office year-round.




Hamburg Township Treasurer's Office

10405 Merrill Road
P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, Michigan 48139
Phone: 810-231-1000, Ext. 219, 204 or 205

Livingston County Animal Shelter/Control

418 South Highlander Way
Howell, Michigan 48843
Phone: 517-546-2154

Livingston County Treasurer's Office - Dog Licenses

Court House
200 East Grand River Avenue
Howell, Michigan 48843
Phone: 517-546-7010

New Dogs

If the license is purchased within thirty (30) days of the date you obtained the dog, the late fees will be waived.

Please remit the following to the Hamburg Township Treasurer:

  1. Veterinarian proof that rabies vaccination is current.

  2. Veterinarian proof of spay or neuter.

  3. Check made payable to "Hamburg Township Treasurer" for the appropriate amount

  4. If applying by mail, a self-addressed stamped 10" envelope. Your veterinarian proof will be returned to you along with your new dog license.

  5. Hamburg Township accepts cash or check only

Bad Excuses For Not Buying a Dog License

Do you still think your dog doesn't need a license?
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Lost Current Dog Tags
The Hamburg Township Treasurer's Office will replace your tag for $5.00 as long as the rabies vaccination is current.

Kennel Licenses
Please contact the Township's Planning & Zoning Office for kennel licensing. information.

Dog License Durations
You now have the option to purchase a one-year license, or a three year license which will expire in the MONTH of the current rabies expiration date. However, the rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire three year period in order to purchase the three year license.

Rabies vaccines can be renewed anytime in the MONTH in which it expires. You are then eligible to purchase a Dog License before the end of the MONTH. If you do NOT purchase a Dog License by the end of that MONTH, a late fee of $20 will be added to the price of a Dog License. Please provide proof of rabies vaccination and proof of spay/neuter as required by State Statute.

Please consult a licensed veternarian or animal control office for microchip information. Also, the State Department of Agriculture has a tattoo identification registry available.

Dog License Fees as of December 1, 2013:



1 year - $25


3 year - $60


Veterinary proof of both current rabies vaccinations and sterilization must be presented EACH YEAR to obtain a license.

Treasurer's Department  | Hamburg Township Michigan USA


Business Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.| Fax: 810.231.4295

Jason Negri, Treasurer | 810.231.1000 Ext. 204

Tricia Wiggle-Bazzy | Deputy Treasurer | 810.231.1000 Ext. 205

Susan Deadman | Treasurer's Clerk | 810.231.1000 Ext. 219

Melissa Petroff | Treasurer's Assistant | 810.231.1000 Ext. 217

Updated June 27, 2019