Dog Licensing Requirements

All citizens in Eaton County are required to license their dogs four months or older.

A current rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed Michigan Veterinarian is required in order to license dogs. There is no reciprocity for out of state dog licenses, however, dog licenses from other Michigan counties are recognized. The deadline for a dog license purchase is May 31st of the current year.

Available only Dec. – Feb. 28th at Eaton Township offices.

After Feb. 28th available at Eaton County Animal Control & Eaton County Treasurer’s offices or by mail or online:

License Fees

Spayed/Neutered Dogs:  $10.00
Sexed Dogs:  $15
Late Fee (After May 31st):  $30.00


The Eaton County Animal Shelter will be conducting a county-wide dog census.

State law requires that all dogs 4 months of age and older be vaccinated to rabies and have an annual license. Under County ordinance, the fine for an unlicensed dog citation is $75.00 per dog.

Dog licenses may be purchased in person at Eaton Township offices, the County Treasurer’s Office and the Animal Control Shelter. A valid vaccination certificate must be presented at the time of purchase.

Eaton County Dog License Flyer