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How do I obtain a City pet license?
The City of St. Clair Shores has entered into an agreement with the Macomb County Animal Control Center to issue dog licenses on behalf of the County. In order to obtain a license, a resident may come in person to the cashier’s office at City Hall or the Macomb County office located at 21417 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036. If a resident already has the dog license application card, it may also be mailed directly to the Macomb County address.

To acquire a dog license, proof of the dog’s rabies vaccination must be provided along with evidence of spaying or neutering if applicable. Licenses are valid for 1 calendar year. License renewals must be completed by March 1st of each year. The fees are as follows:

Jan thru March 1 - Spayed/Neutered - 1 Year Tag $10.00
Jan thru March 1 - Not Spayed/Neutered - 1 Year Tag $30.00
Jan thru March 1 - Spayed/Neutered - 2 Year Tag $20.00
Jan thru March 1 - Not Spayed/Neutered - 2 Year Tag $60.00

After March 1st - 1 Year Tag –Spayed/Neutered $30.00
After March 1st - 1 Year Tag – Not Spayed/Neutered $50.00
After March 1st - 2 Year Tag – Spayed/Neutered $40.00
After March 1st - 2 Year Tag - Not Spayed/Neutered $80.00

Owners who adopt a dog after the March 1st deadline are exempt from paying the $20 late fee as long as the dog is registered within 30 days of adoption. Puppies are expected to be registered after their rabies shot at around four months old. An extension to six months may be given with evidence of the animal being spayed or neutered.

For more information, please contact the Macomb County Animal Control Office at (586-469-5115) during the following business hours.

Hours of Operation
Monday: 10:00 a.m -6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.
Thursday:10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed to Public
Sunday: Closed to Public



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The City of St. Clair Shores27600 Jefferson Circle Drive, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081