Dog Licenses

Licensing Information

Licenses are required for all dogs over the age of three months. Per the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 955.01). The application for registration must be filed by every person who owns, keeps, or harbors a dog within the first 30 days of ownership or between December 1 and January 31. 

Your dog's license is what helps us get them back home if they happen to venture away from home. Be sure to update your phone number with the Shelter so that we will be able to contact you quickly.

Dog licenses are available online, at the Auditor’s office, and at the Miami County Animal Shelter. Dog licenses are also available at selected outposts from December 1 through January 31. 

If you have found a stray dog with a Miami County dog license, please call the Shelter (937-332-6919) during business hours. You may contact the Miami County Dispatch Center using the non-emergency number (937-440-9911) after regular business hours. 

2022 Fees

Tags available at the Miami County Animal Shelter

1110 North County Road 25A, Troy, OH 45373

1 YEAR - $16.00 **

KENNEL - $80.00 ** Available to those who house adult dogs for breeding purposes for sale or exchange

EXTRA TAGS- $1.00 

Tags available at the Miami County Auditor's Office

201 West Main Street, Troy, OH 45373

1 YEAR - $16.00 **

3 Year Tag - $48.00

Permanent Tag - $160.00 These non-transferable licenses are valid for the life of the licensed pet.

Licenses marked with [**] will double in price after January 31 annually