– Animal License

Step One: Obtain rabies vaccination certificate

The Delta County animal license is directly based on the rabies vaccination certificate for the animal:

  • If the animal is not vaccinated, the animal cannot be registered for a Delta County license.
  • If the rabies vaccination is a one-year vaccination, a one-year license may be purchased. The one-year license will expire on the date the rabies vaccination expires, not one year from the date of purchase (if they are not the same date).
  • If the rabies vaccination is a three-year vaccination, a three-year license may be purchased. The three-year license will expire on the date the rabies vaccination expires, not three years from the date of purchase (if they are not the same date).

 

Step Two: Provide us with the rabies vaccination certificate

Unless instructed otherwise, we’ll take your name, address, and phone number from the rabies vaccination certificate, so if any of the information on the certificate is not what should be associated with your animal license, let us know.

 

To turn in your animal’s rabies vaccination certificate:

  • Present the certificate physically to our public window in the Delta County Building, or
  • email a picture/scan of the certificate, or
  • fax a picture/scan of the certificate to (906) 789-5171, or
  • mail a physical copy to us.

 

Step Three: Payment for the license

One YearThree Year
Male Dog$20.00Male Dog$50.00
Female Dog$20.00Female Dog$50.00
Unsexed Dog$10.00Unsexed Dog$25.00
Male Cat$10.00Male Cat$20.00
Female Cat$10.00Female Cat$20.00
Unsexed Cat$5.00Unsexed Cat$10.00

Note – If there are 5 or more animals in a household, a kennel license may be obtained from the Sheriff’s Office, please call the Sheriff’s Office at (906) 786-3633opens phone dialer for more information

To pay for the license:

  • Present cash or check at the public window for the Treasurer’s Office in the Delta County Building (credit/debit card may be used for an additional service fee), or
  • a check may be mailed or dropped in our drop box, or
  • online payment may be made at Govpaynow.com. For online payment – under the category ‘tax year being paid’, please type in “Animal License”.  Under ‘property/parcel number’, please fill in the type of license being purchased.

 

Step Four: Issuance of the license

Once the rabies vaccination certificate and the payment are received by the Treasurer’s Office, the animal license will be issued.  The animal license includes a sheet of paper with the license information printed on it, and an aluminum tag for the animal’s collar.  It can be picked up at our office, or mailed, as preferred.

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