Pennsylvania State Dog Law (Chapter 21 of Title 7) requires all dogs three (3) months and older to be properly licensed every calendar year, in the County they reside.
Annual Dog Licenses
Dog License Fees are $8.50 for a Productive Dog, and $6.50 if Neutered or Spayed. Individuals who are 65 and older, or have certain disabilities, are offered a discounted rate. The cost is $6.50 if Productive and $4.50 if Neutered or Spayed.Annual Dog License Application
Purchase Annual Dog Licenses Online
Annual Dog Licenses Can Be Purchased Online Or To View Other AgentsOnline Application/Outside Agents * If you plan to purchase a dog license online, please be aware that only 2017 dog licenses are being issued online. If you need a 2016 dog license please contact our office for instructions.*
Lifetime Dog Licenses
Instead of purchasing the yearly license, a dog owner can apply for a Lifetime Dog License. There are two options available to obtain the Lifetime Dog License. The dog owner chooses either a tattoo number to be placed on the inner part of the dog's right hind leg, or the implantation of a microchip as the means of permanent identification.
The cost to purchase a Lifetime License is $51.50 if Productive, and $31.50 if Neutered or Spayed. Again, a discounted rate is offered to individuals 65 and older, or individuals with certain disabilities. The cost then would be, $31.50 if Productive, and $21.50 if Neutered or Spayed.
A Lifetime Dog License requires additional information and paperwork and can not be purchased online. If one is interested in obtaining the Lifetime Dog License, please download our Lifetime Dog License Application which can be delivered or mailed to our office along with the completed Permanent Identification Verification Form that is obtained from a licensed PA Veterinarian or a licensed PA Kennel.
If one is interested in obtaining the Lifetime Dog License, please contact the County Treasurer's Office for further details. 717-240-6380
Application forms are also available at most veterinary clinics, public libraries, some kennels through out the county and online (see the link above). Please complete the form and mail with the correct fee and a self addressed stamped envelope to the County Treasurer's Office.