Dog Licensing

It's the law!

By law (ORC 955.01), all dogs in the State of Ohio who are three months or older must be licensed by January 31st of each year, or within 30 days of bringing a new dog into your family. 

Hamilton County Dog Licenses can be purchased daily at Cincinnati Animal CARE any day of the week between 1-6pm. Standard licensing runs December 1- January 31. Licenses can also be purchased at the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office

Dog Licenses are $19.75

Late Dog Licenses are $39.50

Why should you buy a license?

  • It’s the law
  • It supports your county animal shelter
  • If worn, it is an ID that can get your dog home
  • License fees are cheaper than fines and citations for not having one
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