Licensing Dogs

Every resident of the city who owns a dog must license their dog through the City of Royal Oak. By ordinance, licenses must expire at the same time as the rabies vaccination. Licenses may be purchased online, in person or by mail.

Purchase a License

To purchase a license, please be sure to upload, bring or mail:
  • A copy of the current rabies certificate
  • A copy or proof of spay / neuter
Click here for online dog license application. 

If you are coming into the office we accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. For mail-in requests, please include a check made payable to the City of Royal Oak and mail your completed Dog License Application (PDF) to:

City Clerk's Office - Dog License
203 South Troy Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Licensing Fees Effective July 1, 2013

Seniors (60+) receive a $2 discount.
Rabies Vaccination Expires In:
License Duration
With Proof of Spay / Neuter
Female / Male
Less than 17 months
1 years
$7 $14
18 - 29 months
2 years
$14 $28
30 - 36 months
3 years
$20 $40

PLEASE NOTE: The Treasurer’s Office accepts all payments for services. A service fee will be applied for credit/debit card payments as follows:

  • 3 % of the payment amount, with a minimum service fee of $2.95 per payment transaction.

Delinquent Fees

A $20 delinquent penalty applies if a license is not renewed within 30 days after expiration date, or if a dog is not licensed by six months of age.

Keep Us Informed

Please let us know when you no longer have your dog. We are constantly updating our records. If you have any questions, please call 248-246-3050.