Animal Shelter                          2396 Genesee, Lapeer, MI  48446
                                                                            Phone:  810-667-0236
Dog Licenses

Lapeer County now issues dog licenses year-round. All dogs age 4 months or older must be licensed. State law was changed so that a dog license cannot expire after the animal's rabies vaccination expires. The goal of the County Treasurer's office and Animal Control is for a dog's license and rabies vaccination to expire in the same month. Presently, Lapeer County issues one year licenses. In the future, three year licenses may be offered.

Dog owners holding current licenses will receive renewal notices in the mail. Licenses may be renewed in person or by mail from Animal Control. For more information, please call 667-0236. Fees for licenses are:

 Puppy      (4-12 months or younger) $12.00
 Spay/Neutered-(1 year  license) $12.00
 Spay/Neutered-(3 year license) * $35.00
 Male/Female-(1 year license) $20.00
 Male/Female-(3 year license) * $55.00
 Delinquent Fees -
    (30 days according to rabies vaccination)
Replacement Tags


      *Animal Control now can issue 3 year licenses that expire on the anniversary of the
             dog's rabies vaccination.  Contact Animal Control for requirements.

Note:  For all persons who purchase a new dog, the fee for the dog license will be the regular amount with proof of receipt that the animal was purchased.

Lapeer County recently updated its Animal Control Ordinance, effective August 14, 2008. Copies of the Ordinance are available from Animal Control, the County Clerk or the County Treasurer or may be downloaded from the link above.