Licensing Your Dog

When Should I License My Dog?


All dogs over three months of age must have a new license every year by January 31. The license must be purchased immediately after you acquire a dog. Every registered dog must wear a valid license tag at all times.

Where Can I License My Dog?


For more information on how to purchase your dog license, please use the following link to the Lucas County Auditor's website: Licensing Your Dog

Why Should I License My Dog?


Licensing your dog is required by law. The license on a dog's collar will identify the owner so that the dog can be returned home. If a dog wearing a license is turned into the Canine Care & Control office, the owner will be notified either in person or by phone, and certified mail. Without a license, the impounded dog may be sold or destroyed after three days.