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Welcome to the Franklin County Ohio Dog License Application

The Franklin County Auditor's Office is pleased to offer online services that allow you to purchase dog licenses or update your current owner information. Many dogs are found each year wearing a valid dog license, but the address or phone number in our records is outdated. Keep your owner information current online by renewing your license or by licensing a new dog.

The deadline for registration is February 1, 2016. The annual fee is DOUBLED after that date. The 2015 license expired January 31, 2016.

Before you start, the following information will be needed to complete the license registration order:

Owner information: name, address, phone number and valid email address

Current license number if renewing your license

The dog's current rabies tag number (In Franklin County, a dog over 3 months of age must be immunized for rabies before being licensed)

Breed registry number or hunting transaction/license number may also be needed

Credit or debit card information

See FAQs for more information

License Registration Fees
On-time Late The penalty can be avoided if you purchase the dog license immediately upon acquiring the dog. After the renewal period of December 1 through January 31, a penalty will be assessed for all dogs licensed that are older than three months of age and have been owned for more than 30 days.
Fee for a dog that is: 1 year 3 year Permanent 1 year 3 year Permanent
Spayed or Neutured Dog, or exceptions apply
  • The dog is nine months old or younger; Cannot purchase 3 Yr or Permanent License;
  • The dog is advanced in years, or has a condition that makes it impossible, or inadvisable, to spay or neuter (NOTE: veterinarian's signature required);
  • The dog is being bred, or is intended to be bred, for sale or show (NOTE: breed registry number or veterinarian's signature required);or
  • The dog is intended for hunting purposes (NOTE: hunting license number or veterinarian's signature required)
$18 $54 $180 $36 $72 $198
Not Spayed or Neutured Dog, and does not meet exceptions $35 $105 $350 $70 $140 $385
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