Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses & Owner Information


Within 30 days of becoming the owner, keeper, or harborer of any dog more than 3 months of age or owner of a dog kennel or any dog which is brought from outside the state you must file an application for registration. (ORC 955.01)

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 the Miami County Animal Shelter all year. 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 during business hours. You may contact the Miami County Dispatch Center (911) after regular business hours. 

 2021 Fees:


1 Year Tag - $16.00 

  • $32.00 after January 31

3 Year Tag - $48.00 

  • Available only at the County Auditor's office

Permanent Tag - $160.00

  • Valid for the life of the licensed pet 
  • Non-transferrable to other pets
  • Available only at the County Auditor's office

Kennel Tag - $80.00 

  • $160.00 after January 31
  • Available only at the Animal Shelter
  • Only issued to approved applicants who buy and/or sell dogs for profit
  • You will be required to provide the kennel's name and proof of your vendor license
  • Kennel licenses are not issued based on the number of dogs you own