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Dog License

Michigan State Law requires that all dogs over (4) four months old be licensed.

As a convenience to our residents, Oakland County Dog licenses are available
for purchase at the Commerce Township Treasurer’s Office.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY ACCEPT CASH OR CHECK FOR PAYMENT. 

You will need to bring the following to the Treasurer’s office: 

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination,
  • Proof of neutering, (if not indicated on rabies form),

each year when purchasing your dog’s license. Licenses are available December 1st through June 1st of the license year.

On June 2nd, the fee increases to $30.00 per license.

The exceptions to the rule are as follows:

  • New Resident – (30) thirty days from move in date to get licenses.
  • New Dog – within (30) thirty days
  • Puppy (4) four months of age – within (30) thirty days. 

We are now issuing Oakland County Dog Licenses through an online computer program.
The 3-part form that was being sent out each year is now a postcard. The new computer
system makes your dog’s license information immediately available countywide, in case
your dog is lost.

 

Dog License Fees:

  • Current license for spayed/neutered $ 7.50
  • Senior Citizen Discount 6.75
  • Current license for male/female 15.00
  • Senior Citizen Discount (65 or older) 13.50
  • Delinquent license 30.00 

To purchase dog licenses by mail 

Send all information with a check made payable to Commerce Township, to the Treasurer’s
Office along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. We will send you your license and
return all your paperwork to you.
 

Lost dog tags 

Bring in your copy of the license application form that was given to you when we issued the
dog tag, and we will issue another one free of charge. If you do not have your copy of the
license application, the fee for replacing the lost tag is $1.50.