The Adams County Auditor has begun selling dog registrations (dog tags). Tags sales will run through January 31st.
Dog Tag prices vary throughout Ohio, but the rate for Adams County remains one of the lowest. The cost of a tag is $12 per year or owners can opt to purchase a three-year tag for $36. Lifetime tags are also available for $120.
According to the Ohio Revised Code, all dogs in the state are required to be registered. All dogs three months and older shall not be harbored, kept, or owned without displaying a dog tag. If a dog in the county is found without a tag, the owner could face a penalty or fine.
Officials say that the proceeds from dog tag sales fund the operations of the Adams County Dog and Kennel Department. Operations include funding the County Dog Warden, maintaining the kennels, investigating vicious dog complaints, and providing financial reimbursement to residents who have livestock killed by dogs. Dog Tags have been a requirement in Ohio since 1953.
Adams County Auditor David Gifford says that having a dog tag can save your pet. “A license attached to your dog’s collar proves ownership and is your pet’s ticket home if he or she gets lost.”
Dog tags can be purchased from the Adams County Auditor’s Office in West Union, online at: adamscountyauditorsoffice.org.
For more information, contact the Auditor’s Office at 937-544-2364.