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Dog and kennel tags for 2019 go on sale today

• Dec 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Dog and kennel tags go on sale today.

All dogs three months of age and older are required to be licensed. Applications for dog and kennel licenses must be filed by Jan. 31 to avoid a penalty.

A dog tag must be worn on your dog’s collar, and you must purchase tags in the county your dog resides in to be valid. There are different prices in Huron County than Erie County.

Below are the details for each county.

HURON COUNTY

Continuing this year is the option to purchase a one-year, three-year, or permanent license. The fee for one-year is $18; fee for three-year is $54; fee for permanent is $180; fee for kennel license is $80. Owners should be aware that these longer-term licenses are not refundable in the event of the death of the animal or if the dog is passed to a new owner.

A late penalty of an additional $18 per dog tag and $90 per kennel license will be charged when tags are purchased after the Jan. 31 deadline.

An additional $.75 application fee will be charged for each license purchased at area outposts other than the Auditor’s Office, and a $.75 application fee will be charged for all applications completed through the mail.

Kennel licenses, three-year and permanent licenses can only be purchased at the Huron County Auditor’s Office. One-year licenses can be renewed/purchased on-line for a convenience fee.

Help the dogs at your local Huron County Dog Pound. Pay $23 per tag and receive a paw-shaped tag for the 2019 tag year. The additional $5 received per tag will go toward the medical treatment of the dogs at the Huron County Dog Pound.

Outposts:

Bellevue :Bellevue Animal Hospital; York Animal Hospital, Inc.

Greenwich: Buck’s Hardware

New London: Gilbert Hardware

North Fairfield: Country Counter Market

Norwalk: Huron County Auditor’s Office; Huron County Dog Warden’s; Huron County Humane Society; Norwalk BMV 

Plymouth: Plymouth Hardware

Willard: Willard Fish N Game

ERIE COUNTY

Erie County dog owners are reminded that they must purchase licenses for their dogs starting today through Jan. 31. The dog warden said that officers will be going door-to-door to verify that all dogs are licenses. Those in violation will be issued citations.

State law requires that all dogs must be licensed by the time they become three months of age. All unlicensed dogs can be seized and impounded as allowed under the law. Offenders can be fined up to $250 plus court costs.

There is a $20 penalty for late purchases in addition to the standard $20 per license and a $100 penalty for a late kennel license in addition to the standard $100 fee.

State law also requires that the license must be displayed on the dog. Dog owners should keep in mind that a current dog license displayed on your dog is the best form of identification. If the tag is lost a duplicate can be made for $5 at the dog pound.

Dog licenses may be purchased at the following locations:

• ACE Hardware, Huron

• Civista Banking Co., Berlin Heights

• Fireland’s Animal Hospital, Huron

• Milan Drive Thru, Milan

• York Animal Hospital, Bellevue

• 2nd Roe Feeds & Seeds, Monroeville

• Online Dog License Services, http://www.eriecounty.oh.gov/dogwarden,

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