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Changes to the dog licensin​g ordinance took effect Nov. 1, 2014.​ View/print the Dog Park Packet 2018.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, 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.

NEW! - The City's annual Spring dog license renewal program was suspended due to the City Hall Stay Home order during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tags that expired May 30, 2020 will be honored as current for an additional six months. Staff anticipates sending renewal forms to all expired tag holders following the November 2020 election.

Download Dog License Application

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


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 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
Fax: 734.994.8296

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