Animal Shelter/Control

Dog Licenses for Clare County
Dog License Application

Next Rabies Clinic: None for the license year of 2022.  Please check back in November 2022 for the 2023 license year.
Vaccination & Dog Licenses Available

State law requires that a dog license be issued by the County you live in for all dogs four (4) months and older. 

Dog license fees are set by the Clare County Board of Commissioners. License fees are reviewed each year by the Board and any changes are made effective October 1.

If you are renewing a license in Clare County for a dog that the County has already received proof of spay/neuter, then only a current proof of rabies vaccination is required.

If you are licensing your dog for the first time in Clare County or your dog has recently been spayed/neutered then proof of spay/neuter is required along with a proof of rabies vaccination to obtain a license at a reduced fee. 

Dogs recently adopted from the Animal Shelter, must have a license issued within 30 days of rescue. Verification of Spay/Neuter is not required for license. Proof of adoption date must be presented at time of purchase along with proof of rabies vaccination.

All dog licenses are issued by the  Clare County Treasurer Office  located in the County Courthouse. You can stop by the Treasurer's Office at 225 West Main Street in Harrison.

If you prefer to obtain a license by mail please print out the MAIL IN FORM in pdf format and mail to the Clare County Treasurer, P.O. Box 564, Harrison, MI 48625. Please have check or money order made out for the proper amount and made payable to Clare County Treasurer. Forms not filled out completely or missing proof of vaccination or spay/neuter will be returned to you for more information.

If you have questions regarding dog licenses please call the Treasurer Office at 989-539-7801. If you have lost your dog or looking to adopt a dog please call the Clare County Animal Shelter at 989-539-3221.