Dog License Information

DEADLINE TO PURCHASE A DOG TAG EXTENDED TO JULY 1, 2021

Under Ohio law all dogs older than three months of age must be licensed (ORC 955.01).  All dogs kept, sheltered or owned must display a valid registration tag. The law applies regardless of whether the dog is kept inside or out. It is also a great identification tag to get your lost dog back to you. There are many cases where a dog gets loose from its owner, and is able to be reunited because of the license. If you have any questions, please visit the “Frequently Asked Questions” page or contact us at  dogtags@clermontcountyohio.gov

 

Access the Auditor’s online registration for your dog licensing needs!

Renew an existing dog license

Purchase a new dog license *see below for directions

Update your address or phone number

Update your dog’s information

 

Deadline:  EXTENDED to JULY 1, 2021

If a license is not purchased by July 1, 2021, the annual fee will double, unless you have acquired your dog and/or moved to Ohio within the last 30 days.


Cost

One year dog licenses are $16

Three year dog licenses are $48

Permanent dog licenses are $160.

Puppy licenses are available after July 1st

Kennel licenses are $80 and are only available at the Auditor’s Office.

***Licenses purchased are non-refundable.

***Online convenience fee of  2.85% (minimum of $2) will be applied.

 

 

 

Purchase or Renew Licenses Online
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If you are a new dog owner or purchasing tags for the first time and would like to purchase dog tags using our online system with a credit card; you must first request a Customer ID by email prior to accessing the Auditor’s Online Registration/Payment.  Send an email to dogtags@clermontcountyohio.gov to request a customer ID, be sure to include name, address and phone number. You will receive an email within 24hrs once the request has been made. This will then allow you to purchase online. Once you have your customer ID, you can purchase your tag electronically here

OR

You can print a dog license application and mail it to our office with payment.

For online purchases and mailed applications, tags will be mailed once applications are processed.

***Make Checks payable to the Clermont County Treasurer

Auditor’s Office -Dog License

101 E. Main St Batavia, Ohio 45103

Renewal of an existing license can be completed and purchased online by visiting  the Auditor’s online registration or by returning your dog license renewal form mailer along with payment.  The renewal form is mailed to existing licensed dog owners in early December.  Individuals may also visit locations throughout the county including the Auditor’s office to renew a license.  For online purchases and mailed applications, tags will be mailed once applications are processed.

 

***Make Checks payable to the Clermont County Treasurer

***Online convenience fee of  2.85% (minimum of $2) will be applied.

In addition to the Auditor’s Office, you can purchase a license at several of our vendor locations.

 

Dog licenses are available at the following locations:

 

  • Ace Hardware  675 Loveland Madeira Rd – Loveland, OH 45140 – (513) 583-1415
  • Kennel Resorts  5825 Meadowview Dr – Milford, OH 45150 – (513) 831-7297
  • Tail Waggers  4528 Summerside Rd – Cincinnati, OH 45245 – (513) 843-4340

 

If you have found a lost dog you can search here with their dog tag number to locate the owner.

 

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