Purchase a dog license for the County of Montgomery, Ohio online using this service.
Licenses are to be renewed annually between December 1st and January 31st. If you obtain a dog after January 31st, you are required to license your dog immediately. A penalty equal to the cost of the dog license applies after 30 days of acquiring your pet. Unless confined in a registered kennel, dogs must wear their license tag at all times. Please note all dogs discovered without a dog license tag are subject to impounding, sale, or destruction.
Ohio law requires dogs over 3 months of age to be licensed. The county is authorized to hold a licensed dog for up to 14 days after mailing a notice of its capture to the owner. Unlicensed dogs may be destroyed or adopted out after being held for 3 days. After the waiting period, dogs are evaluated for adoption, released to a reputable rescue group, or euthanized.
If your dog’s tag is lost, Montgomery County Auditor will issue a duplicate tag for $5.00 when provided with proof of licensing.
It is also Ohio law that all dogs are licensed:
If your dog is ever missing, a dog license tag provides a quick and accurate way of notifying you if someone else finds your pet.