Dog Licensing Information


Dog licenses are required for all dogs over 4 months of age and are available Dec.1 through Feb 28. without penalty. License fees are $22 for male or female dogs that are not surgically sterilized and $11 for a surgically sterilized dog. Mar.1 all dog licenses are $44 except pups that turn 4 months old after Mar.1 are eligible for a $22 or $11 license if purchased within a seven day period of becoming 4 months. This seven day period also applies if a dog is purchased or becomes a resident of Michigan anytime during the year. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required to purchase a license, to obtain a license you must submit proof that you dog was surgically sterilized, you can do this by sending a veterinarian's certificate of sterilization to the County Treasurer's Office or the Gratiot County Animal Control Department when purchasing your license. Licenses can only be purchased at the Gratiot County Treasurer and the Animal Control Offices. Licenses are also available through the mail. You must submit your check or money order, rabies vaccination certificate, proof of sterilization (if applicable) and prepared application (if previously licensed) to:

ITHACA, MI. 48847

A lost license tag may be replace at the Gratiot County Animal Control Office for a $.50 fee when you present the original copy of the license.