Dog License Information

The State of Michigan requires ALL dogs over 4 months old to be current with rabies vaccines and to have a Michigan dog license. Failure to comply may result in a misdemeanor ticket. You may purchase a one or three year dog license. 

A license must be purchased within 30 days of: Purchasing or acquiring a new dog; a puppy turning 4 months of age; upon becoming a Michigan resident; upon the expiration date of the prior license.

Where to Apply

Application forms are available on the Oakland County website.

Township Hall Treasurer's Office: The application form and a valid rabies vaccination certificate are needed. 

Participating Veterinarian: The application form and a valid rabies vaccination certificate are needed. 

Mail to Oakland County: Send the application form and a stamped, self-addressed envelope, along with a valid rabies vaccination certificate. 

On-Line: at the Oakland County Pet Adoption website.


Cynthia Phillips
248-547-9800 Ext. 213
Fax: 248-547-0060


Deputy Treasurer
Paula Washington-Donald
248-547-9800 Ext. 212

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
& Alternate Thursdays
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Royal Oak Township Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.