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How do I license my dog?

Dog licenses are available for purchase in person at the following locations:

Humane Society of Huron Valley

Treasurer's Office
Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center
7200 S. Huron River Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

OR Mail the application with proof of rabies vaccination and a check or money order. Your rabies certificate will be returned to you with your new license.

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Do I need a dog license?

Yes, it's the law! All dogs in Ypsilanti Township are required to be licensed and to wear a license tag at all times. Licensing can help reunite a lost or stolen dog with its owner and provides assurance that the dog is properly vaccinated against rabies.

If you live on a rental property, you must have your landlord’s permission to keep a dog.

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How much is a dog license?

A regular dog license is $3 for 1 year, $6 for 2 years, or $9 for 3 years (dependent when the rabies expires). You must show proof of current rabies vaccination to purchase or renew a license.

Stray and nuisance dogs that are impounded at the Humane Society will not be released without proof of rabies vaccination and a current license. Microchip identification may also be required. The fee to license an impounded dog is $20 for a sterilized nuisance dog and $120 for an unsterilized nuisance dog.

The civil fine for owning an unlicensed dog ranges from $100 - $500 in addition to the licensing fee.


What happens if someone finds my lost dog?

If someone finds your dog and reports the license tag number to the Treasurer's Office, we will use the owner name and contact information on file to notify you that your dog has been found and where it is located.

The HSHV is also the designated animal shelter for Washtenaw County. Stray dogs picked up by the police or animal control are taken to the HSHV shelter. Residents who find lost dogs may also drop them off at the shelter.


Pit Bull Spay-Neuter Requirement

All Pit Bull type dogs are required to be spayed or neutered. Ypsilanti Township has a partnership with the Humane Society of Huron Valley to provide Pit Bull spay/neuter services and community cat programs.

Pit Bull Ordinance 2012-427

Contact Humane Society of Huron Valley: (734) 662 - 5585

Contact Animal Control: (734) 994 - 2911

Treasurer's Office Hours & Location
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm (Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily.)

Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center
7200 S. Huron River Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily