Dog Licensing - Tuscola County

Dog Licenses

NOTICE: Dog License Fee Changes as of November 1st, 2014.Click HERE for more information.

Must have valid rabies vaccination to obtain a license.

Prices for licenses:

  • 1 year Male or Female - $20
  • 3 year Male or Female - $60
  • 1 year Unsexed (spayed or neutered) - $15
  • 3 year Unsexed (spayed or neutered) - $45

You have 30 days after your license/rabies certificate expires to get your license. After the 30 days the price will be $45.00

How to purchase:

Accepted Cards

Purchase online through govpaynow.com. PLC: 5459

Purchase in person or mail to:

Tuscola County Treasurer's Office
125 W. Lincoln St. Suite 300
Caro, MI 48723

Drop box also available at this address - main entrance

Dog License Application and Donation Form

Paying online

Online pay tutorial

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Dogs: Licensing - Tags - Leashes

Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to own any dog 4 months old or over, unless the dog is licensed as hereinafter provided, or to own any dog 4 months old or over that does not at all times wear a collar with a tag approved by the director of agriculture, attached as hereinafter provided, except when engaged in lawful hunting accompanied by its owner or custodian; or for any owner of any female dog to permit the female dog to go beyond the premises of such owner when she is in heat, unless the female dog is held properly in leash; or for any person except the owner to authorize agent, to remove any license tag from a dog; or for any owner to allow any dog, except working dogs such as leader dogs, guard dogs, farm dogs, hunting dogs, and other such dogs, when accompanied by their owner or his authorized agent, while actively engaged in activities for which such dogs are trained, to stray unless held properly in leash.

Application: Proof of Vaccination - Fees

Sec. 6. On or before March 1 of each year the owner of any dog 4 months old or over, except as provided in section 14, shall apply to the , township or city treasurer or his authorized agent, where the owner resides, in writing, for a license for each dog owned or kept by him. The board of supervisors of any county of this state may by resolution extend the time for application for license until June 1 of any year, and wherever the date of March 1 is used in this section, the same shall be June 1 as applied to such county. Such applications shall state the breed, sex, age, color and markings of such dog, and the name and address of the last previous owner. Such application for a license shall be accompanied by proof of vaccination of the dog for rabies by a valid certificate of vaccination for rabies, with a vaccine licensed by the United States department of agriculture, signed by an accredited veterinarian.

The board of supervisors of any county in this state in which the collections of the fees hereinbefore prescribed shall exceed the amount of money necessary to pay the necessary fees and damages caused by the dogs, as provided in this act, in such county, by resolution, may reduce such fees to an amount deemed necessary by the board to bring in sufficient funds to pay the damages caused by the dogs, as provided in this act, in such county. The board of supervisors of any county in this state in which the collections of the fees hereinbefore prescribed shall not be sufficient to pay the necessary fees and damages caused by the dogs, as provided in this act, in such county, by resolution, may increase such fees to an amount deemed necessary by the board to bring in sufficient funds to pay the damages caused by the dogs, as provided in this act, in such county.

Tuscola County