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.
Please note: If a dog needs to be removed from your account (i.e. deceased, transfer to another owner etc...) and to avoid future mailings with the dog's information, please call the Lucas County Auditor's Office at (419) 213-4341.