Dog Licenses

The Calhoun County Treasurer sells dog licenses for all residents except those who reside in the following areas:

Apply online

If you prefer to mail or drop off your application a printable application (PDF) is available. Complete the application and enclose a copy of your dog's current rabies certificate along with your payment.

Pricing

  • Not Spayed/Neutered Dog:
    • One Year License- $27 
    • Three Year License- $77
  • Spayed/Neutered Dog:
    • One Year License- $13.50
    • Three Year License- $38.50
  • Service Dog:
    • No charge with property documentation


The price for licenses after the rabies deadline doubles. ( ie. One year spayed/neutered delinquent: $27

Items to Include with Completed Application

  • A valid rabies vaccination certificate (with a vaccine licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  • If applicable, proof of spay/neuter
  • Proof of Service Dog, if applicable

General Information

  • All dogs must be licensed when they attain the age of four months. NOTE: Battle Creek residents living within the city limits must obtain their appropriate license at the city's office.
  • One year dog licenses expire on the last day of the month of the dog's current rabies vaccination every year.
  • Three year dog licenses expire on the last day of the month of the dog's current rabies vaccination, every third year. 
  •  Microchip implantation and registration for dogs are available. For information please contact your local veterinarian, call the Michigan Department of Agriculture at 517-373-1077 or visit www.akccar.org.
View the Animal Control and Protection Ordinance