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, 2021, for up to one-year licenses; May 30, 2022, for up to two-year licenses; and May 30, 2023, for those opting for up to a three-year license.
Download the dog license brochure.
Changes to the dog licensing ordinance took effect Nov. 1, 2014.
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, 2021 or later
Up to 3 year – Expiration must be June 1, 2022 or later
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 in city parks, other than in a designated dog play area. 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.
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.