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Solicitor / Peddler / Canvasser Licenses

Solicitor/ Peddler/ Canvasser licenses are required for any sort of door-to-door solicitation within the City.  Please review the Ordinance and submit the proper application to the Clerk's office during normal business hours.

Business Licenses

Business licenses are required for most businesses. Submit a Business License Application to the Fire Department before starting your business. For more information contact the Fire Department at (248) 624-1055.

Dog Licenses

Oakland County dog licenses may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours beginning in early December of each year for the following calendar year (January 1st through December 31st).

To purchase your dog's license at the Clerk's Office, you need to bring with you a current certificate of rabies vaccination and information from your veterinarian indicating if your dog is spayed or neutered. In accordance with Michigan Act 339 of 1919 (The Dog Law) all dogs must be licensed at four months of age or older. Each dog must be vaccinated with an approved rabies vaccine by a certified veterinarian.

Fees:

  • Spayed or neutered dog: $7.50
  • Senior Citizen's price: $6.75
  • Male or Female dog: $15.00
  • Senior Citizen's price: $13.50
  • Delinquent (after June 1st) $30.00

Marriage Licenses

City Manager's Office
Phone: 248-624-0894
Fax: 248-624-0863
Office Hours: 7:15 - 5:30 Monday - Thursday

Please be aware that an Oakland County Marriage license is required and may be obtained, on-line, through the Oakland County website. Marriage licenses are valid for a 30 day period

Oakland County

You can use the Oakland County Clerk's Office Marriage Application service, which allows you to submit your marriage license application electronically.

To apply:

  1. Complete the Application for Marriage License form with the required information for both parties who are to be married.
  2. You will be given a confirmation number once you complete the form.
  3. Bring your confirmation, valid identification, social security numbers and birth certificates (or passports) for both parties to the Oakland County Clerk's Office after the required three day waiting period (see table below). Although you can apply for a marriage license online, all marriage licenses must be picked up in person from the Oakland County Clerk's Office, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd, in Pontiac.
  4. Both parties do not have to be present to pick up the marriage license at our office once the required three day waiting period has elapsed. However, that person must provide photocopies (front and back) of all required ID for the other party.
Apply: Pick up:
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Monday
Friday Monday
Saturday Tuesday
Sunday Wednesday


County offices hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Please note their busiest hours are between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)

Please Note: Your marriage license will expire 33 days from the date of application. Do not apply if your ceremony will be held more than 34 days from today.

Certified copies of Birth and Death Certificates are available in person or by mail that occurred in Oakland County. You may also order records online. All copies issued by Oakland County are certified copies with a raised seal and serve as an 'original' document.

To request a death or marriage certificate in person you will need the full name of both groom and bride (maiden) and date of marriage.

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