Animal Control AgencyOakland County is our Animal Control Agency. They will respond to the following complaints from Sylvan Lake residents (not the Police Department): injured dog; any bite to a human by a dog, cat or wild animal; any dog at large; cruelty to animals; deceased dog (in road only). To report any of these, call 391-4102. To complain about barking dogs you should call Sylvan Lake Police at 682-2104.
Each household is allowed not more than two dogs. The State of Michigan requires ALL dogs over 4 months to be current with rabies vaccine and to have a Michigan dog license, failure to comply may result in a misdemeanor ticket. You may purchase a one or three year dog license.
A license must be purchased within 30 days of:
- Purchasing or acquiring a new dog
- A puppy turning 4 months of age
- Becoming a Michigan resident
- The expiration date of the prior license