All dogs and cats four months of age or older are
required to have a current rabies vaccination and license.
Animal licenses now expire the last day of the month in
which the previous rabies vaccination was administered.
For example, if the last rabies vaccination was given
June 10, 2016, your animal's current license will expire
June 30, 2016. Please check your animal's last rabies
certificate to see which month its license will come due.
For animals that are currently licensed, a renewal notice
will be sent to you (from the Bay County Treasurer)
approximately two (2) months before the expiration date.
If you are buying a license in person, please bring the
renewal notice and your animal's rabies vaccination
certificate. If your animal's rabies vaccination expires
this year, you must get a new vaccination and show
proof of the new vaccination prior to purchasing the
The 2017 license fees are $9.00 for a spayed or neutered
animal and $27.00 for an unaltered animal. A 3-year license
is now being offered. However, a 3-year license may only be
purchased if your animal has received a 3-year rabies vacination.
The cost for a 3-year license is $23.00 for a spayed or neutered
animal and $69.00 for an unaltered animal.
Licenses may be purchased at any participating veterinarian or
township office, Bay County Animal Control, or the Bay
County Treasurer's office.
Licenses not renewed by the last day of the month in
which your rabies was given will be considered
delinquent and an additional $20.00 late fee will be
charged. Delinquent licenses are only sold at the Bay
County Treasurer's office and Bay County Animal