Dog Licensing


Van Buren County, Michigan dog licenses can be purchased at Al-Van Humane Society. Michigan Compiled Law 287.266 requires that all dogs over 4 months old must have BOTH a current rabies vaccination and a current dog license. Dog Licenses must be obtained by March 1st or as soon as a puppy has had his/her first rabies shot (around 6 months old). License fees for puppies under 7 months old are $30. After that date penalties apply. Van Buren County offers both a 1-year and a 3-year dog license. In order to purchase a license, your dog must have a current rabies vaccination. Current is defined as either: 30 days remaining in order to purchase a 1-year license, or (2) expiring after April 1st of the year the license expires for a 3-year license.


Licenses purchased January 1st - March 1st:

  • 1-year spayed/neutered: $10.00

  • 3-year spayed/neutered: $30.00

  • 1-year 'unaltered' dog: $20.00

  • 3-year 'unaltered' dog: $60.00

Licenses purchased March 2nd - November 30th (penalty period) 

  • 1-year spayed/neutered: $20.00

  • 3-year spayed/neutered: $40.00

  • 1-year 'unaltered' dog: $40.00

  • 3-year 'unaltered' dog: $80.00

Al-Van Humane Society

The Al-Van Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter located in South Haven, MI. 

Al-Van Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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