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 have current rabies certificate issued by veterinarian present 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 is valid for 3 years. 

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)

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

2017 Joint Permit art      AVP 2017-bar code

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.