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License Requirements

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 6 months of age and older must be licensed with the City of Sterling Heights within 30 days of being in the city.

View the complete Sterling Heights ordinance:

Sterling Heights Animal Control Ordinance

Due Date

Payment for your license is due by March 31st. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 6 months or within 30 days of moving into the City of Sterling Heights.

A late fee of $12.00 is added to the license fee if your license is not purchased by the due date.

License Term

All dogs must be licensed by March 31st. One-year licenses expire on March 31st of the following year. Two and three-year licenses may also be purchased as long as the rabies vaccination is current through April 2nd of the year prior to the expire year.

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