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2023 Seneca County dog licenses to go on sale Thursday

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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 Wednesday. Dog licenses for 2023 will be available for sale beginning Thursday, Dec. 1 and are valid through Jan. 31, 2024.

Licensing your dog is required by state law and may help ensure that your pet will be returned if it becomes lost, according to a press release from Adkins’ office. Deadline to renew without penalty is Jan. 31, 2023.

Dog licenses can be purchased Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Seneca County Auditor’s Office, 109 S. Washington St., Suite 2206, Tiffin. They can also be purchased online at the auditor’s website here.

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.

The Seneca County Auditor’s Office does not have the authority to waive late fees for any licenses purchased after the deadline. Adkins says it’s best to get your license as soon as possible to avoid a penalty later.

Feel free to call the Seneca County Auditor’s Office at 419-447-0692 with questions concerning your dog license.

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