DOG LICENSES AVAILABLE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm

DOGS SIX (6) MONTHS OF AGE AND OLDER MUST BE LICENSED

FAILURE TO LICENSE YOUR DOG IS A MISDEMEANOR UNDER MICHIGAN STATE LAW

MCL 287.262       MCL 287.269A

 

If you are a dog owner in the City of Negaunee, you are responsible for licensing your dog(s) each year. Licenses are available at the Negaunee Police Department, but can also be purchased at the Marquette County Treasurer's Office and several local veterinarians and city/township hall offices.

List of licensing participants as of 12/26/2013

 

DOG LICENSE FEES

1-Year License:

Male or Female: $16.00
Unsexed (Spayed/Neutered): $8.00

3-Year License:

Male or Female: $40.00

Unsexed (Spayed/Neutered): $20.00

Note: A dog is only eligible for a 3-year license during the year in which a new 3-year rabies shot/booster is given.  Licenses cannot be issued beyond the expiration date of a rabies shot.

 

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Licenses will not be issued without proper proof of vaccination.  You must bring veterinary records for your dog(s) documenting the following information:

  • Valid rabies vaccination certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian.  This document must show the tag number of the rabies shot, the expiration of the most recent vaccination your dog received and the name of your dog's veterinarian.
  • Verification of spaying or neutering (if applicable)

 

DOG BITE LAWS

Public Acts 205 and 206 added MCL 750.66 and MCL 750.66a to the Michigan Penal Code. Those sections require that when a person 18 or older is responsible for controlling a dog that has bitten another person, they must do all of the following:

  • Provide the person bitten with their name and address
  • Provide the person bitten with the name and address of the animal's owner
  • Provide information regarding whether the animal has all required vaccinations
  • Remain on scene until the above information has been provided

Failing to provide all required information is a Misdemeanor punishable by 93 days in jail and/or a fine.  Leaving the scene without providing the information is a separate Misdemeanor, also punishable by 93 days in jail and/or a fine.

If you have any questions please contact this department at 475-4154.