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.

Purchase a License


To purchase a license, please be sure to bring or mail:
  • A copy of the current rabies certificate
  • A copy or 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 and mail your completed Dog Licenses Application (PDF) to:

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

Licensing Fees Effective July 1, 2013

Seniors (60+) receive a $2 discount.
Rabies Vaccination Expires In:
License Duration
With Proof of Spay / Neuter
Female / Male
Less than 17 months
1 years
$7 $14
18 - 29 months
2 years
$14 $28
30 - 36 months
3 years
$20 $40

Delinquent Fees


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.

Keep Us Informed


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.