Dog Licenses for City Residents

  • The last day to purchase a dog license at City Hall for the non-delinquent fee is June 1.
  • Per Michigan State Law, all dogs four months or older are required to be licensed.
  • To obtain a license, a current rabies vaccination certificate signed by the veterinarian is needed.
  • Dog License fees vary based on whether the animal is spayed or neutered, and there is a discount for senior citizens. See pricing below. 
  • Per City Ordinance, no owner can keep more than 3 dogs; therefore, we will not issue more than three dog licenses to an owner. If you have more than 3 dogs, you must apply for a kennel license. Kennels are not allowed in the residential districts of our City.

Where to Purchase License: 

When to Purchase License:

  • Dog licenses must be renewed annually; three-year licenses are also available.
  • Licenses are valid January 1 through December 31. Licenses not renewed by June 1 become delinquent and license fee increases to $33.00.

License Fees

Spayed/Neutered License: 1-year $10.50 / 3-year $28.50
Senior Citizen Price (65 or older): 1-year $9.75 / 3-year $26.25
 
Male/Female License: 1-year $18.00 / 3-year license $51.00 
Senior Citizen Price (65 or older): 1-year $16.50/3-year $46.50 
  
Delinquent (after June 1) $33.00*

*Unless new resident (within 30 days), new dog (within 30 days) or dog just turned four months of age (within 30 days)
 

Ordinance

Per City Ordinance, no owner can keep more than 3 dogs; therefore, we will not issue more than three dog licenses to an owner. If you have more than 3 dogs, you must apply for a kennel license. Kennels are not allowed in the residential districts of our City.

Cat Licenses (County Only)

Oakland County offers licenses for cats for a one-time charge of $7.50. A current rabies vaccination certificate must be presented when you apply for the cat license. Rochester Hills does not require the licensing of cats

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