Dog License

The County Treasurer must make available, dog licenses, kennel licenses, and dog tags. Once a dog owner or kennel owner complies with the statutory prerequisites of the Calhoun County Dog Ordinance, he or she is able to obtain the appropriate license. View the Animal Control and Protection Ordinance here.
  • 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.
  • A dog owner must provide proof of Rabies Vaccination. Dog owners who can provide proof of the animal being spayed/neutered will have a reduced license fee.
  • County residents can obtain their dog license in person from December 1 thru February 28 from their local treasurer, many of the area veterinarians (Click here for the full list of third party sellers).

  • You can also obtain a dog license year-round from the Calhoun County Treasurer’s office.  Please provide application/renewal papers, proof of rabies vaccination, proof of spayed/neutered dog and appropriate payment (check or money order made payable to Calhoun County Treasurer).

  • You can conveniently purchase licenses online through the secure website GovPay. A service fee will be applied to all debit or credit card transactions. Please note that in order to process your dog license/s online, you will need to submit a spayed/neutered certificate and a valid rabies vaccination certificate. Certificates can be submitted via mail, fax (269 781-0800) or email ( Credit card payments will be voided if certificates are not received within 5 business days.

  • One year dog licenses expire on December 31st each 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
2018 Fees Date Sexed Unsexed
1 Year Before March 1st $18.00 $8.00
  On or After March 1st $36.00 $16.00
3 Year Before March 1st $48.00 $18.00
  On or After March 1st $68.00 $26.00

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