Michigan Dog Laws and City Ordinances

MICHIGAN DOG LAWS AND CITY ORDINANCES.

  • All dogs must be licensed when they reach 4 months of age.
  • All dogs must wear a collar with the license attached at all times (except when hunting)
  • All dogs must be confined on the owner's property or on a leash, or under direct control at all times.
  • You may not allow your dog to attack or bite a person or injure or kill livestock and wildlife.
  • You must not permit your dog to trespass, or destroy the property of others.
  • You may not possess any dog which shows vicious habits and molests passers by when lawfully in a public area.
  • You may not allow your dog to become a nuisance by loud and frequent barking, howling, or yelping.
  • You may not take your dog (except leader dogs, accompanied by it's owner) into a public park when the park is posted at the entrance prohibiting dogs.

VIOLATIONS OF ANY OF THE ABOVE MAY
RESULT IN:

1. The animal involved being impounded.

2. The owner being issued a summons to appear in court.

3. A warrant being issued for the owner's arrest.

PENALTIES

Imprisonment in the County Jail for up to 93 days and or a fine of not more than $500.