Dog Licenses

Ohio State Law requires any dog over the age of three (3) months to have a license within 30 days of ownership. Any license purchased after thirty (30) days of ownership, or renewed after the annual renewal period between December 1 through January 31 must include a penalty equal to the cost of the license. Your dog's license may be purchased at the Auditor's office Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Your kennel license may be purchased at the Dog Shelter, 1710 Garfield Ave., Ashland Ohio.

Purchase your dog license online at

Download a copy of the dog license form (PDF Format).

Tag Fees

  • $16.00 for One Year Adult Dog
  • $48.00 for Three Year Adult Dog
  • $160 for Permanent Adult Dog
  • $80 for a Kennel License
  • $50 for Dangerous Dog License
  • A duplicate license for a current lost license is $5.00
  • To transfer a current license to a new owner is $5.00

One-year licenses can be purchased at any of the six (6) agent sites throughout Ashland County (see below).

The three-year license and the permanent license can only be purchased at the Ashland County's Office. Owners should be aware that these licenses are NOT refundable in the event of the death of the dog or if the dog is passed to a new owener.

Late Fees

Ohio Law requires a late fee equal to the cost of the license. There is no provision in the law to waive the fee. If you renew your dog's license after the January 31st due date the cost will be as follows:

  • $32.00 Adult Dog
  • $160.00 for a Kennel License

Ashland County Agent Sites

  • Jeromesville Market
  • Loudonville Public Library
  • Mifflin Market
  • Polk Country Store
  • Sullivan Market
  • Troy Road Market

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