When to Get a Dog License

Michigan State laws require any dog to be licensed by the age of four months of age. Your will purchase your license in the month that your dog’s vaccination was given.

The rabies vaccination must be current in order for you to purchase or renew your dog’s license. For a one-year license, the rabies certificate must be valid the entire year. For a three-year license, the rabies certificate must be valid the entire three years. The rabies vaccine must be licensed by the United States department of agriculture and signed by an accredited veterinarian. Check your rabies expiration date prior to mailing your application. The license cannot extend longer than the rabies shot. If your dog has been spayed or neutered or has a new rabies shot since its last license, send proof with your application.

A veterinarian’s certification of sterilization is required for the neutered license. You must send the neuter certificate with the application. Both the rabies and sterilization certificates will be returned with your new license.

Dog licenses are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

How to Purchase a Dog License

  • Fill out an Ionia County Dog License Application
  • Send proof that the dog’s rabies vaccination is valid
  • Send proof that the dog is sterilized (if applicable)
  • Make a check or money order for the correct amount to the Ionia County Treasurer
  • Send application, check, proof of rabies certification, and sterilization certification to Ionia County Treasurer, 100 Main Street, Ionia, MI 48846.

Dog License Fees

  1 YR LICENSE 3 YR LICENSE DELINQ 1 YR DELINQ 3 YR
SEXED (MALE/FEMALE) $25 $75 $50 $100
UNSEXED $10 $25 $35 $50

Treasurer’s Office

Judith A. Clark, Treasurer

Judith A. Clark, Treasurer

Location
Main Courthouse, 1st Floor
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30am-12:00pm &
1:00pm-5:00pm

Phone:
(616) 527-5329

Fax:
(616) 527-5387

Email:
jclark@ioniacounty.org

Staff:
Virgene Pung
Jean Hoskins
Ashley Wakeley