Dog Licenses

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Dog License Renewals - Residents are encouraged to license  or   renew dog licenses online through the Livingston County Treasurer's website -
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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).

Updated January 24, 2022

2020 Dog License Notes

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 RoadP.O. Box 157Hamburg, Michigan 48139Phone: 810-231-1000, Ext. 219, 204 or 205
Livingston County Animal Shelter/Control 418 South Highlander WayHowell, Michigan 48843Phone: 517-546-2154
Livingston County Treasurer's Office - Dog Licenses Court House200 East Grand River AvenueHowell, Michigan 48843Phone: 517-546-7010

New Dogs

Please purchase within thirty (30) days of the date you obtained the dog.

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, Check or Credit/Debit cards
  6. Obtain License online through Livingston County
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.
Service Dogs
Tags need to be processed and purchased through  Livingston County.
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.  Please provide proof of rabies vaccination and proof of spay/neuter as required by State Statute.

Please consult a licensed veterinarian 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, 2020:

Male/Female Spayed/Neutered
1 year - $25 $10
3 year - $60 $25

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

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