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Seneca County dog licenses now available



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Tiffin, Ohio — Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins encourages all dog  owners in Seneca County to get an early start on purchasing or renewing dog licenses.

Renewal applications were mailed to all current licensed dog owners on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Dog licenses for 2021 are available for sale on December 1 and are valid through January 31, 2022.

Licensing your dog is required by state law and may ensure that your pet will be returned if  it becomes lost.

The deadline to renew without penalty is January 31, 2021.

Due to COVID-19, the Auditor’s office may be closed to the public. Therefore, dog license(s) should be purchased through the mail or online.

You can mail applications to: Seneca County Auditor’s Office, 109 S Washington St, Suite 2206, Tiffin, OH 44883. Or purchase online at:

Paperwork may also be dropped off in the Seneca County Treasurer’s Office drop box at the RTA Building, 109 S. Washington St, to avoid an online licensing fee.

Licenses for kennels may only be purchased at the Seneca County Auditor’s Office. A “dog  kennel” or “kennel” means an establishment that keeps, houses and maintains adult dogs. For the  purpose of breeding the dogs for a fee or other consideration received through a sale, exchange, or lease and that is not a high volume breeder licensed under chapter 956 of the Ohio Revised  Code.

Purchasers of a kennel license may be subject to inspection by the Seneca County Dog  Warden. The fee for kennel licenses is $75.00. Kennel owners will now be required to sign  additional paperwork.

Dog owners have the option of purchasing either one-year, three-year or permanent licenses. Fees  for licenses will be $15.00 for one-year, $45.00 for three-year, and $150.00 for permanent  licenses.

Three-year and permanent licenses may only be purchased in the Auditor’s office. Owners should be aware that the three-year and permanent licenses are not refundable in the  event of the animal’s death or if the dog is transferred to a new owner.

Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins and Seneca County Dog Warden Kelly Marker urge residents to purchase your dog tags because it may save your dog’s life. They said tagged dogs have a higher chance of finding their way home after wandering off.

The Seneca County Auditor’s Office reminds residents that it does not have the authority to waive late fees for any licenses purchased after the deadline. Feel free to call the Seneca County Auditor’s Office at 419-447-0692 with questions concerning  your dog license.

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