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Birth & Death Records
Official records of births and deaths occurring within the City limits of Wayne are on file in the City Clerk's Office. Certified copies of birth records are available to those so entitled by Michigan statute along with picture ID at a fee of $20 and $5 for each additional copy of the same record. Death records are open to the public; fees for certified copies of death records are the same as for birth records. The only forms of payment are cash or money orders.
The City's Animal Control Ordinance requires that all dogs and cats four months of age or older must be licensed (certificate of rabies vaccination required) and wear a collar with current tag attached. Further, the Ordinance provides that only two dogs and two cats may be licensed per residential household. View the Animal Licensing Form (PDF).
When renewing your pet's license, please provide a copy of the animal's Rabies Vaccination Certificate. The owner's name on the Rabies Certificate will need to match the owner's name of record on file with the City Clerk's Office. Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 734-722-2204 if you have any questions regarding your pet's Rabies Certificate.
The 2023 dog and cat tags are available for sale in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. All dogs and cats four months of age or older must be licensed (certificate of rabies vaccination required) and wear a collar with a current tag attached. Tags obtained by March 1, 2023, will be at a lesser fee.
Fees during the annual licensing period ending March 1, 2023
- Regular License $18
- Animals under four months of age or owned for less the 10 days qualify for these rates any time of the year
- License for spayed or neutered animals: $10
- Animals under four months of age or owned for less the 10 days qualify for these rates any time of the yea
Fees from March 1 through December 30, 2023
- Regular/spayed or neutered animals :$30
- Replacement license (all year): $1
You are limited to 2 dogs and 2 cats per house in the City. Any questions please contact the Clerk's Office at 734-722-2204
The City of Wayne does not issue licenses for businesses in general. However, a zoning permit is required for all new businesses. Licenses must be obtained to provide mechanical and electronic amusement devices and pool tables. A license is needed to operate a materials recovery facility, drive a taxi, sell products or services on private property, or to sell ice cream from a vehicle.
The City Clerk's Office maintains records of all City-owned property, contracts entered into by the City Council, minutes of City Council meetings, and minutes of all board and commission meetings. These records are available for inspection. Copies of the records may be purchased at fifty cents per page.