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Animal License

All dogs over the age of four months require a license in Oakland County. In order to purchase a license, a valid rabies certificate must be presented. Dogs are required to wear the license at all times.

Licenses can be purchased through the mail, in person at City Hall or on-line.  June 1st is the deadline before a penalty applies.

To purchase a license through the mail send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and rabies certificate to: Oakland County Animal Control 1700 Brown Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326

NOTE: In order to purchase a 3-year license, your pet must have a 3-year rabies vaccine with an expiration date of at least two years from the current year (ex: a 3-year license purchased in 2014 must have an expiration date of 2017 or later).

Oakland County Animal Control provides the following services:

  • Three puppies and two catsAnimal bite investigations
  • Dogs and livestock running at large
  • Cruelty complaints against animals
  • Impound cats -Confined Only
  • Patrol and enforcement of service area for stray animals and livestock
  • Investigation of livestock kills
  • Licensing of dogs
  • Wildlife -ONLY when involved in a human bite. For wildlife removal contact a private trapper.
  • Conduction annual dog census
  • Kennel inspection and licensing

Click here for their Pet Adoption Center Information

Cats are also required to be licensed. This is through the City Hall. A rabies certificate must be presented. The cost is $3.50.