Dog license

Dog license information

Get information on licensing your dog for legal and practical reasons. It not only keeps your dog legal, but will help in retreival if your dog is ever lost. Please note that even if your dog has a microchip I.D., a license is also necessary.

Tags are on sale for current pets until January 31, 2008. After that date you are in violation. You can still purchase a tag, but there will be an additional charge. Licenses can be purchased at anytime during the year for new pets. Use the links below for more information in your county.

Information & Applications Online

Note: Not all counties have their information online.

The Law

Every person who owns, keeps, or harbors a dog more than three months of age, shall file, on or after the first day of the preceding December but before the thirty-first day of January of each year, in the office of the county auditor of the county in which the dog is kept or harbored, an application for registration for the following year, beginning the thirty-first day of January of that year. The board of county commissioners, by resolution, may extend the period for filing the application. The application shall state the age, sex, color, character of hair, whether short or long, and breed, if known, of the dog and the name and address of the owner of the dog. If the application for registration is not filed and the registration fee paid, on or before the thirty-first day of January of each year or, if the board of county commissioners by resolution has extended the date to a date later than the thirty-first day of January, the date established by the board, the auditor shall assess a penalty in an amount equal to the registration fee upon the owner, keeper, or harborer, which must be paid with the registration fee.