Dog Licenses

The City of St. Clair Shores has entered into an agreement with the Macomb County Animal Control Center to issue dog licenses on behalf of the County. In order to obtain a license, a resident may come in person to the cashier’s office at City Hall or the Macomb County office located at 21417 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036. The Macomb County Animal Control office is open to the public Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed weekends/holidays. They do not close for lunch.
 
To acquire a dog license, proof of the dog’s rabies vaccination must be provided along with evidence of spaying or neutering if applicable. 
  
All dogs 4 months and older MUST be licensed with the Macomb County Animal Control, It's the law, not an option. Failure to do so may result in up to a $500 fine.

FEE SCHEDULE:
1-Year Tag: 
Altered: $10.00
Unaltered: $30.00

2-Year Tag:
Altered $18.00
Unaltered: $55.00

3-Year Tag:
Altered: $25.00
Unaltered: $75.00
Puppies are expected to be registered after their rabies shot at around four months old. 

Late Fee: $20.00 (regardless of year
**Be Advised** Our licensing period is no longer centered around the March 1st deadline. That is gone entirely now. Licensing will now expire on the same Month & Day as the Rabies Expiration.

 Example: If a new 3 year rabies shot was given today (7/23/19) then the resident has the option of a 1, 2 or 3 year license. These hypothetical tags would expire either 7/23/20 (1 year), 7/23/21 (2 year) OR 7/23/22 (3 year).  Tags no longer expire on 12/31/YEAR
       
For more information, please, contact Macomb County Animal Control at 586-469-5115 Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.