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Dog licensing

Licensing your dog is a part of our state law and is required when your dog reaches three months of age. Licensing also provides a means of reuniting lost pets with their owners. I hope you find this information helpful and worthwhile. Should you have any questions about dog licensing, please do not hesitate to contact us.

When? All dogs over 3 months of age must be licensed each year before the 31st of January. When you obtain an older dog you have 30 days to purchase a tag without paying a penalty. However, a tag should be purchased immediately in order to avoid possible Municipal Court non-licensure fines.

Cost? A dog license can be purchased for the duration of 1 or 3 years or for the entire life of the dog. A kennel license (good for 1 year) can also be purchased. In order to purchase the kennel license, you must be engaged in the business of breeding dogs for hunting or for sale in order to qualify for this type of license.
Duration of license Cost
1 year license, expires Jan. 2022 $20.00
3 year license, expires Jan. 2024 $60.00
Permanent license, does not expire $200.00
1 year kennel license for 5 dogs
Every additional dog costs $1.00

Where? Monday through Friday at the County Auditor's Office in the Courthouse, or by mail using the dog application, or click HERE to use a credit card. Please go to Forms / Publications to apply for a dog tag (under misc licenses).

Additional sales locations: dog tags are only sold between December 1st and January 31st. These locations will not sell dog tags thereafter.
Name & Address Phone
Hepburn Feed & Supply
21452 Elevator St.
Kenton, Ohio 43326
(419) 673-9590
Ace Hardware
910 E. Columbus St.
Kenton, Ohio 43326
(419) 673-0517
Diamond-M Clinic
13450 State Route 292
Kenton, Ohio 43326
(419) 673-0426
Ada Animal Hospital
4763 State Route 235
Ada, Ohio 45810
(419) 634-2022
Liberty National Bank
118 S. Main St.
Ada, Ohio 45810
(419) 634-5015
Rams Roost
709 Courtright St.
McGuffey, OHio 45859
(419) 757-7525
Community First Bank
118 E. Lima St.
Forest, Ohio 45843
(419) 273-2595
Forest Police Dept.
211 W. Lima St.
Forest, Ohio 45843
(419) 273-2552
J & J Feeds
17605 TR 217
Mt. Victory, Ohio 43340
(937) 844-6414
Plaza Mini Mart
481 S. Main St.
Mt. Victory, Ohio 43340
(937) 354-2126
Ridgeway Hardware & General Store
119 N. Main St.
Ridgeway, Ohio 43345
(937) 363-2685
Southside Six
441 S. Main St.
Dunkirk, Ohio 45836
(419) 759-2731
Pfeifer Station General Store
19980 CR 144
Kenton, Ohio 43326
(419) 674-4103