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The City of Ann Arbor’s current license fees are: only $6 for an up to one-year license and $15 for a three-year license if your dog is spayed or neutered. Licensing fees for unaltered animals are $12 or $30 for a 1 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 date of the rabies vaccination, the expiration date of the license is the last day of the month of the rabies expiration. ​*Note that licenses that are applied for mid-vaccination cycle will expire based on the vaccination date and will require renewal again in less than one or three years. 

Download the dog license brochure​, or apply online here.
Changes to the dog licensin​g ordinance took effect April 18, 2021.​

Licenses can be issued for a maximum of 1 or 3 years using the following formula for the rabies certificate expiration:

1 year – current at the time of issuance

3 year – Rabbies must be valid for at least 24 months at time of application

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Microchip Implantation

Did you know? Microchip implantation and registry is available for your dog. Please contact your veterinarian for details and cost. A statewide tattoo identification registry for dogs is maintained by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Dog Leash Laws

​Per Chapter 107 of the City Code (9:47(1)), it is a violation to have a dog off-leash, other than in a designated dog play area or a private yard. The violation is punishable, per Chapter 107, (9:52) by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $500 for a first offense and for a second offense not less than $50 nor more than $500. For off-leash dog activities and options, see below for more information on the City's off-leash dog parks.

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​Dog Parks

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.  


 



City Clerk
Jacqueline Beaudry
Larcom City Hall
Second Floor
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.794.6140
Fax: 734.994.8296

Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(excluding holidays)