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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 license.

The 2018 license fees are $10.00 for a spayed or neutered animal and $30.00 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 $25.00 for a spayed or neutered animal and $75.00 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 Control.