About licensing


  • All dogs more than three months of age must be licensed (ORC 955.01)
  • The standard licensing period runs December 1 to January 31
  • Licenses purchased after January 31 are subject to a late penalty of $16
  • One year licenses are available for purchase online.  Three year and permanent licenses are available at the Auditor’s Office.
  • One year dog licenses are $16; Three year dog licenses are $48; Permanent dog licenses are $160.  Licenses purchased are  non-refundable.
  • Puppy licenses are available after July 1st and only available through the Auditor's Office or through outside vendors.  Puppy licenses are not available online.
  • Kennel licenses are $80 and are only available at the Auditor’s Office.




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Purchase or Renew Licenses Online:


New Dog (eCheck)

Base Fee:     $16.00   

Online Fee:   $ 2.00       

Total Fee:     $18.00    



New Dog (Credit Card)

Base Fee:     $16.00

Online Fee:  $  2.45

Total Fee:     $18.45 



Renewal (eCheck)

Base Fee:     $16.00

Penalty:        $16.00        

Online Fee:  $ 2.00       

Total Fee:    $34.00    

Renewal (Credit Card)

Base Fee:     $16.00  

Penalty:        $16.00      

Online Fee:  $ 2.45       

Total Fee:    $34.45