Animal Control

Humane Society
Local Veterinarians
Licensing & Fees

Since January 1, 2011, the Humane Society of Midland County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, operates the Humane Society of Midland County Shelter at 4371 East Ashman Street.

If you're looking to adopt a pet, you can see pictures and read the descriptions of currently available animals here.

More information can be found at the Midland County Humane Society's website or by calling (989) 835-1877.

All dogs are required, by law, to be licensed within the county they reside within 30 days of turning four (4) months of age, or within 30 days of acquiring a dog older than four months or within 30 days of moving to Midland County. If the dog is not licensed in a timely manner, a $20 delinquent fee will be assessed. The Midland County Dog License Program includes one-year and three-year licenses available for purchase throughout the year. Licenses should be renewed by the last day of the month in which the rabies vaccination expires. To qualify for a three-year license the dog must have received a new three-year rabies vaccination within the past 30 days.

Licenses are conveniently available at many area veterinarian offices and by mail or in-person at the Midland County Treasurer’s Office. View a complete list HERE

To purchase a dog license online visit our online portal. You will be assessed a fee of $1.50 for each license purchased with a credit or debit card.

To purchase a new license by mail, or to renew by mail, please print the application form and mail it to:

Midland County Treasurer, 220 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640

A NEW Kennel License Application can be obtained from the Animal Control Deputy by calling (989) 832-6856. Application must be approved by your Township or City official prior to inspection.

View FAQs about Dog Licensing

View a list of fees


Todd Ponte, Administrator

Law Enforcement Center

2727 Rodd Street

Midland, MI 48640

Phone: (989) 832-6856

Fax: (989) 631-9478

Hours: Mon-Fri (7 am - 4 pm)

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