Licensing Dogs

Every resident of the city who owns a dog must license their dog through the City of Royal Oak. By ordinance licenses must expire at the same time as the rabies vaccination. Licenses may be purchased in person or by mail.

To purchase a license please be sure to bring or mail:

  • a copy of the current rabies certificate
  • a copy / proof of spay/neuter

If you are coming into the office we accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. For mail-in requests please include a check made payable to the City of Royal Oak (Use this form for your request) and mail to:

City Clerk's Office - Dog License
211 S Williams Street
Royal Oak MI 48067

New Rates Effective July 1, 2013:
If the rabies vaccination
expires in:
License With proof of
Less than 17 months 1 year $7 $14
18-29 months 2 year $14 $28
30-36 months 3 year $20 $40

A $20 delinquent penalty applies if a license is not renewed within 30 days after expiration date or if a dog is not licensed by six months of age.

Please let us know when you no longer have your dog. We are constantly updating our records. If you have any questions, please call 248-246-3050.

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