Licenses and Permits

Dog Licenses

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The State of Michigan requires ALL dogs over 4 months be current with a rabies vaccine and have a valid Michigan dog license. Failure to comply may result in a misdemeanor ticket. Must present a current rabies certificate signed by a veterinarian at time of purchase. We have one or three year dog licenses available for purchase. 
**You are only eligible for a three year license if your rabies vaccine expires in 2019 or later. 

A license must be purchased within 30 days of:

  • Purchasing or acquiring a new dog
  • A puppy turning 4 months of age
  • Becoming a Michigan resident
  • The expiration date of the prior license. Licenses expire on December 31st of each year.

Fees (Cash or Check only):

  • Spayed/Neutered $ 7.50 (documentation required)
  • Senior Citizen* $ 6.75
  • Male/Female $15.00
  • Senior Citizen* $13.50
  • After June 1st all licenses are $30.00.

*Senior Citizen price for dog owners 65 years of age or older (proof of age required)

Note: After May 31st all 2017 Dog Licenses must be purchased from Oakland County Animal Control at 1700 Brown Road.  Their number is (248) 391-4102.

How to purchase a license

Where How
Township Hall Take a valid rabies vaccination certificate to Independence Town Hall.
Participating Veterinarian Take the application form along with a valid rabies vaccination certificate
Mail to Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center Mail the application form and a stamped self-addressed envelope along with a valid rabies vaccination certificate to: Oakland County  Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center, 1700 Brown Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326
On-Line Click this link to get your pet license online” and follow the instructions


Oakland County Vehicle Permits

            AVP 2017-bar code (003)       2017 Joint Permit art (003) 1

Fees (Cash or Check only):
The Treasurer's Office is now selling 2017 Oakland County Parks annual vehicle permits through August 31, 2017.  This will allow residents the use of Orion Oaks-Bark Park. The Parks are great fun for the whole family, including our family dogs. You may also purchase a combination Parks Perks Pass which includes Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Type of Permit  Annual Rate    Additional Permit (Limit 1)
 Resident  $30.00  $15.00
 Military/Veteran/Senior (62 & older)   $22.00  $15.00
 Non-Resident  $48.00  $38.00
 Non-Resident Military/Veteran/Senior   $32.00  $22.00
 Parks Perks Pass  $59.00  N/A

Purchase one resident/non resident permit at regular price and receive a discount on an additional resident permit to be used on vehicles in the same household.  All permits must be purchased in the same transaction.

Note: This offer is available at in-person purchase locations only.