How much is a dog license?

Purchase Dog License
Tag Type Regular Price Late Registration Fee
1-Year Tag $12.00 $12.00
3-Year Tag $36.00 $36.00
Permanent Tag $120.00
Kennel Tags(5)
(Vendor’s licence required)
$60.00 $60.00
Additional Kennel Tags $2.00 $2.00

When Should I License My Dog?

The annual license renewal period is December 1 through January 31. If you have a new puppy, you must buy a license by the time he reaches three months old. If you have just moved into Pike County or if you just acquired a new dog, you must purchase a license within 30 days.

Where Do I Purchase A Dog License?

You can purchase a license by mail or in person at The Pike County Auditor’s Office or any of the locations listed in our brochure.

Must My Dog Wear A Tag?

YES. Ohio law requires it. The dog warden may impound dogs without tags.

Why Do I Need to License My Dog?

First, Ohio law requires that you license your dog. Second, a license tag attached to your dog’s collar proves ownership and is your pet’s ticket home if he gets lost.

What If I Forget To Buy My Dog’s License During The Rewal Period Of December 1st Through January 31st?

Ohio law requires a late fee ($12.00 in Pike County). Simply pay the fee of $24.00 for the current year’s license. There are no provisions in the law to waive the fee.

Can I Let My Dog Run Loose If He’s Licensed?

NO! It is against the law. Ohio law specifies that all dogs must be confined to your property or under reasonable control – such as on a leash when being walked. It is not safe to let your dog roam the neighborhood.

What Do I Do If I Find A Lost Dog?

If the dog is wearing a current Pike County license tag, call the Pike County Auditor’s Office at (740) 947-4125 to find out the owner’s name. If the dog is not wearing a current license tag, call Pike Co. Dog Warden, David Beekman, at (740) 835-0559 or Assistant Dog Warden, Rusty Compton, at (740) 835-0154.

What If I Move?

If you move within Pike County, please call (740) 947-4125 with your new address and telephone number so we can keep the information up-to-date. If you move to another county, call that County’s Auditor for licensing information.

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