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Dog Licensing


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Licenses are required for all dogs over four months of age and are available year round.  Spayed/Neuter is not required to license your dog.  Dog licenses are renewed yearly in St. Clair County.


Licenses are considered non-delinquent in the following circumstances:


·       Newly purchased or acquired dogs 5 months of age or older within thirty (30) days of ownership.

·       Those pups just attaining four months of age.

·       Those dogs just becoming a Michigan resident.

·       Licenses purchased between December 1st and February 28th/29th the following year.

Reasons for Licensing


·       Excellent identification. It's your pet's ticket back home. It allows us to notify you when your lost pet is found.

·       It ensures that your dog is rabies vaccinated.

·       Provides proof that the dog legally belongs to you.

·       It's the LAW.


Licensing Fees

St Clair County Only



Non-sterilized dogs



Sterilized dogs



County Transfer (Proof of Current License Required)

Free within 30 days of transfer


Certified Service Dog (Certificate of Training required)



Dogs Newly obtained throughout the year

Pro-Rated – Contact office for pricing


Replacement of Lost Tag




A current rabies vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian is required to purchase a license.


Dog License/Vaccination Renewal Notices are mailed out before December 1st each Year. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required to purchase a license.  If your rabies vaccination expiration date on the renewal notice is current on the form, you need not provide additional proof. If we do not have record of your pet being spayed or neutered proof must be shown.


A lost license tag may be replaced at the Animal Control Office when you present the original copy of the license and a sworn statement of the fact regarding the loss of the tag. No fee is charged.


Licenses are available through the mail. You must submit your check, rabies vaccination certificate, proof of sterilization (if applicable) and the preprinted renewal form (if previously licensed) to:




Licenses can be purchased year around, at the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Animal Control Office, online through our website or you can print out this form and mail it in with your payment payable to SCCS Sheriff Animal Control.  You may also purchase at license at the below locations throughout the year:


St. Clair County Sheriff's Office

St. Clair County Treasurer's Office

1170 Michigan Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 987-1700

200 Grand River Ave.
Suite 101
Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 989-6915


During the renewal period from December 1st to February 28th/29th each year, dog licenses may also be purchased at the additional below locations:


Port Huron Township Offices

Fort Gratiot Township Offices

City of Algonac Offices

3800 Lapeer Rd.

Port Huron, MI 48060

(810) 987-6600

3720 Keewahdin Rd.

Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

(810) 385-4489

805 St. Clair River Dr.

Algonac, MI 48001

(810) 794-9361

East China Township Offices

China township Offices

Veterinarian Offices

5111 N. River Rd.

East China, MI 48054

(810) 765-8879

4560 Indian Trail Rd.

China, MI 48054

(810) 765-1145

Contact a local vet office for availability.











St. Clair County Sheriff’s Animal Control



Located at:                                                                             

3378 Griswold Rd.

Port Huron, Mi 48060


Phone:     (810) 984-3155

Fax:         (810) 984-3156





Hours of operation


Office hours

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday / Sunday


We are also closed on major holidays.

In case of emergency,please contact Central Dispatch at (810) 985-8115


Shelter / Adoption hours

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday / Sunday


We are also closed on major holidays.