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Dog Licensing
Dog Licensing Fees
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In addition to the standard 1 year dog license, Lucas County dog owners have the option to purchase a 3 year tag or a Permanent (life of the dog) tag instead. 3 year and Permanent tags are assigned to a specific dog and cannot be transferred or returned. These extended duration tags may only be purchased from either the Lucas County Auditors Office or Lucas County Canine Care and Control.




1 Year Dog License - $25.00 per dog
3 Year Dog License - $75.00 per dog
Permanent Dog License - $250.00 per dog


After the licensing deadline of January 31st, 1 year dog licenses with be assessed a penalty fee of $25.00 per dog.

Why Should I License My Dog?
According to Ohio Law, every person who owns, keeps, or harbors a dog more than three months of age, shall, on or after the first day of December, but before the thirty-first day of January of each year, register their dog(s) with the county Auditor. (O.R.C. SEE 955.01)

License fees must be paid in full before the deadline of January 31st each year. Failure to register is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $100.00. (O.R.C. SEE 955.21)

The license on a dog's collar will identify the owner so that the dog can be returned home. If a dog wearing a license is turned into Lucas County Canine Care and Control, the owner will be notified either in person or by phone and certified mail.


How do I Purchase a Dog Tag?
Dog tags can be purchased one of the following ways:
  1. Lucas County Canine Care & Control at 410 S. Erie Street
  2. Lucas County Auditor's Office at One Government Center, Suite 770
  3. Online renewal system

Registration forms must be postmarked on or by January 31 to avoid late fees.

*If your check is returned to us unpaid for nonsufficient funds (NSF), your account will be debited electronically for both the face amount of the check plus applicable returned check and collections fees by ECOLLECT, LLC.