Dog Licenses

Purchasing a License

Between December 1st and March 1st, Texas Township sells dog tags on behalf of Kalamazoo County.

Michigan State Law requires all dogs to be rabies vaccinated and licensed at 4 months of age. Dogs must be licensed within 30 days of obtaining ownership OR within 30 days of the dog turning 4 months of age. Licenses must be renewed yearly between December 1st and March 1st, regardless of when the previous year’s license was purchased. 

After March 1st, licenses may be purchased at Animal Services (1316 Lamont Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048).

Dog License Fee Schedule
2021 License Fees Altered Un-Altered
Full Year License $15.00 $45.00
Replacement License $3.00 $3.00

NOTE: Dogs under 1 year of age pay the altered rate, regardless of spay/neuter status


Online License Renewal

Paper License Application Form

Kalamazoo County Animal Services

Animal Services & Enforcement
1316 Lamont Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
P: 269.383.8775
F: 269.383.8713