POMEROY — Dog tags and kennel licenses for next year will be available on Dec. 1.
A news release from Auditor Mary T. Byer-Hill stated that the law requires that all dogs be licensed. Section 955.01 of the Ohio Revised Code states that every person who owns, keeps or harbors a dog more than three months of age, shall purchase a license for that dog before Jan. 31 of each year.
Those purchasing tags or licenses will have the option to purchase a one year , three year or permanent tag for your dog. The one year dog tag will be $12 and is valid for the calendar year in which it is issued (2017). The State of Ohio has passed a new code for County Auditor’s to provide dog owners the option of purchasing a dog tag that will be valid for three years as well as the option to purchase a permanent tag for your dog. The cost of the three year tag will be $36 and $120 for the permanent tag.
Kennel licenses will also be available for a person, partnership, firm, company, or corporation professionally engaged in the business of breeding dogs for sale. The cost of a kennel license will be $60 and that will include five tags. Additional kennel tags can be purchased for $1 each.
Those wanting to purchase tags by mail may do so by printing an application for both kennel license and individual dog license on the Auditor’s website at www.meigscountyauditor.org. When submitting your license by mail, please include a self addressed stamped envelope along with the application and payment made payable to the Meigs County Auditor.
Licenses may be purchased Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Meigs County Auditor’s Office which is located on the second floor of the Meigs County Courthouse. Current year tags and kennel tags may also be purchased from the Meigs County Dog Warden.
Please contact the Meigs County Auditor’s Office at 740-992-2698 if you have any questions regarding the purchase of your 2017 Dog License.