Branch County Courthouse

31 Division St.
Coldwater, MI 49036


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:50pm



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Dog Licenses: How, Where and When to get a dog license?

It has been a State Law since 1919 and Branch County Ordinance (#7 Section 8.1) that ALL dogs have to be licensed within 30 days of turning 4 months old or within 30 days of acquiring a new dog.

Licenses can be purchased at the Treasurer's Office inside the Branch County Courthouse in Coldwater. The Treasurer's Office is open Monday thru Friday from 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

A current rabies certificate is needed to purchase a dog license. Licenses go on sale every year on December 1st. They can be purchased for the regular prices thru March 1st. However, dog licenses expire on December 31st each year. You can be ticketed for an unlicensed dog after that date if you have not purchased a new one. The cost for dog licenses are:
Senior Citizen (55 or older) altered dog license $8.00
Altered dog license $10.00
Unaltered dog license $20.00
Delinquent dog license (after March 1st) $40.00
Tag Replacement Fee $1.00
No Charge for Certified Service Dog or Law Enforcement Dog (must have a current license as there are No Exemptions in the law for any dogs)
July 11th Licenses are 1/2 price for New Dogs

Any other questions regarding Dog Licenses call Animal Control at 517-639-3210 during open hours.

posted 12-27-2012 [Animal Control]