Deadline to purchase dog tags approaching

Staff Report

MEIGS COUNTY — The deadline is quickly approaching to purchase dog tags (licenses) and kennel licenses for 2020.

Meigs County Auditor Mary T. Byer-Hill reminds Meigs County residents that the deadline to purchase 2020 dog tags will be Thursday, Jan. 31. After Jan. 31, an additional penalty fee will be charged.

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 the 30th day of January of each year.

Dog owners have the option to purchase a one year, three year or permanent tag for their dog. The one year dog tag is $12 and is valid for the calendar year in which it is issued (2020). The State of Ohio allows 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 is $36 and $120 for the permanent tag.

Kennel licenses are also 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 is $60 and that will include five tags. Additional kennel tags can be purchased for $1 each.

If you wish to purchase your tags by mail, a printable application is available for both kennel license and individual dog license on the Auditor’s website at When submitting your license by mail, please include a self addressed stamped envelope along with your application and payment made payable to the Meigs County Auditor.

Dog licenses may be purchased at the Meigs County Auditor’s Office during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the Meigs County Canine Rescue and Adoption Center.

Staff Report