Dog License

Dog licenses are able to be registered online athttp://www.doglicenses.us/OH/Adams/

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I buy a dog license in Adams County?
You can purchase a license by mail or in person at the County Auditor's Office or online anytime during the year. During renewal time of December 1 through January 31, several businesses in Adams County also issue dog licenses. Call the Auditor's Office at 937-544-2364 to find out where licenses can be purchased. A small service fee maybe charged at these businesses. Kennel licenses must be purchased in the County Auditor's Office.

What is the cost of a license in Adams County?
Effective for 2014 dog tags, the cost will be as follows:

Regular Tag $12.00
3-Year Tag $36.00
Permanent Tag $120.00


When must I buy a license for a new dog?
If you acquire a dog, you must buy the license by the time the dog becomes three months old. If you have acquired a dog older than three months you must purchase a license within 30 days.

What if I forget to purchase the license during renewal time of December 1 through January 31?
Ohio law specifies that the cost of the license doubles.

Who may purchase a kennel license?
The cost for kennel tags is $60.00.

A person, partnership, firm, company, or corporation professionally engaged In the business of breeding dogs for hunting or sale. Proof of a vendor's license must be shown. Kennel licenses must be purchased in the County Auditor's Office. A kennel license is for 5 licenses and then a charge of $1.00 per additional license. Just having more than 5 dogs does not qualify for a kennel license.

What if I move?
If you move within Adams County, please notify the County Auditor's Office to update your information. If you move to another county, please call the County Auditor's Office for licensing information.

Why do I need to license my dog?
First, Ohio law requires that you license your dog. Second, a license attached to your dog's collar proves ownership and is your pet's ticket home if he gets lost. If you find a dog with a license and want help in finding the owner, please call the County Auditor's Office at 937-544-2364 with the license number and year of license. If there is no license, please call the dog warden at the Adams County Sheriffs Office at 937-544-2314.