All dogs over the age of three months are required to be licensed. Tags are required to be purchased immediately upon acquiring a new dog. After thirty (30) days, a penalty applies. Providing false information when obtaining a dog license (falsely claiming an animal is altered or providing an incorrect acquisition date to avoid a penalty) is a criminal offense. The Animal Resource Center actively prosecutes offenders.
You can purchase or renew a dog license online through the Montgomery County Auditor’s website. You can renew easily with your dog’s current tag number.
Purchase your dog licenses throughout the year at two county locations:
Animal Resource Center
6790 Webster St.
Dayton, Ohio 45414
Montgomery County Auditor
(lobby of county building)
451 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45422
A Montgomery County license can be traced 24 hours a day, 365 a year through the Montgomery County Auditor.
Licensed dogs are eligible for the Vacation Registration Program.
A Kennel License can be obtained for $100 from the County Building at 451 W. Third St. Kennel Licenses are not available from any other dog license-selling locations. Those who purchase a Kennel License must also purchase a Vendor’s License for the intent to sell breeding stock.