Dog license requirements:

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.

Purchase a dog license:

Online:

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.

Dog licenses online

In person:

Purchase your dog licenses throughout the year at two county locations:

Montgomery County

Animal Resource Center

6790 Webster St.

Dayton, Ohio 45414

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Montgomery County Auditor

(lobby of county building)

451 W. Third St.

Dayton, Ohio 45422

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Other dog license locations:

Purchase your dog licenses at these locations around the county:

Benefits of dog licensing:

A Montgomery County license can be traced 24 hours a day, 365 a year through the Montgomery County Auditor.

A license distinguishes a lost dog from a stray dog.

Provides legal proof of ownership.

Licensed dogs are eligible for the Vacation Registration Program.

Licensed dogs, by law, are housed at the Animal Resource Center 14 days before becoming the property of the county.

Revenue from licensing is the Animal Shelter’s major source of funding.

Kennel licensing:

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.