POMEROY — Meigs County Auditor, Mary T. Byer-Hill, has announced that dog and kennel licenses for 2021 will be available on Dec. 1.
“Due to the COVID 19 pandemic we ask, that if possible, you purchase your dogs by mail. A printable application is available 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 your application and payment made payable to the Meigs County Auditor,” stated a news release from the auditor’s office.
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 31st day of January of each year.
You 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 (2021). The State of Ohio allows the 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 3 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.
Please contact the Meigs County Auditor’s Office at 740-992-2698 if you have any questions regarding the purchase of your 2021 Dog License.