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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Renew Your Dog's License

Renew Your Dog License 2022_

Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement (KCASE) and the City of Portage encourage you to purchase or renew your 2023 dog license(s) online. Visit to update your contact information, upload proof of sterilization and updated rabies certificates, add a photo of your dog and provide payment, all without leaving the house.
As a convenience to Kalamazoo County dog owners, the City of Portage will continue to sell dog licenses at the Treasury Office at Portage City Hall (7900 South Westnedge Avenue). City of Portage staff only facilitate the sale of dog licenses and cannot answer questions about the licenses. Please call KCASE at 383-8775 with any questions regarding dog licenses.
The fees for licenses, set by KCASE, are $15 for spayed/neutered dogs or dogs less than a year old and $45 for dogs that are not spayed/neutered. 
To purchase a renewal license, bring your preprinted renewal form issued by KCASE and a current rabies vaccination certificate if it shows expired on the renewal form. To purchase a new license, bring a current rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spaying/neutering from your veterinarian. A receipt of vaccination is not valid proof of rabies vaccination. 
When purchasing a license at the Treasury Office, payment can be made in the form of cash, check made payable to the City of Portage, or credit/debit card. Payment by check authorizes the city to convert the check to an electronic funds transfer and your bank account may be debited as soon as the same day the city receives the check payment. Invoice Cloud, the city’s third-party vendor, charges a 3% convenience fee (minimum fee of $1.95) when payment is made with a debit/credit card.

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