Changes to the dog licensing ordinance took effect Nov. 1, 2014. View/print the new dog license application (PDF).
The City of Ann Arbor’s current license fees are: only $6 for an up to one-year license, $11 for up to two-year and $15 for a three-year license if your dog is spayed or neutered. Licensing fees for unaltered animals are $12, $22 or $30 for up to a 1, 2 or 3-year license. Service dogs are licensed for free.
Regardless of the month/date when the license is issued, in order to coincide with the effective dates of the rabies vaccinations, the expiration date(s) are May 30, 2017, for up to one-year licenses; May 30, 2018, for up to two-year licenses; and May 30, 2019 , for those opting for up to a three-year license.
Licenses can be issued for a maximum of 1, 2, or 3 years using the following formula for the rabies certificate expiration:
Up to 1 year – current at the time of issuance
Up to 2 year – Expiration must be June 1, 2018 or later
Up to 3 year – Expiration must be June 1, 2019 or later
An annual off-leash dog permit is required for access to designated off-leash areas at Olson Park and Swift Run Park. Dog owners must have their dog licensed with the city, county or other municipal jurisdiction to apply for an off-leash dog permit. For more information visit City of Ann Arbor Dog Parks.