Protect your pal.

Make sure your dog is licensed.

The Franklin County Auditor's office is pleased to offer online dog licensing services. Get a license, renew a license, and update your owner information - all right here!

Franklin County Auditor Dog Licensing Services

Ohio law requires dogs to have a valid dog license. Many dogs are found each year wearing a valid dog license, but the address or phone number in our records is outdated. In order to aid in the return of dogs to their owners, the Auditor's office provides a found dog search feature. It is important to keep your owner information current by renewing your license, updating your owner information, or by licensing a new dog. The majority of funds from licensing go to support the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

Thank you for licensing your dog and helping Franklin County #ProtectYourPal. You can typically expect to receive your license by mail within two to three weeks of the application submission. However, due to some delays in mail delivery, your dog license may arrive later than the normal delivery time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and encourage you to contact the office at with any questions on the status of the license.

License Your Dog

What information do I need to license my dog?

  1. Owner information: name, address, phone number, valid e-mail address
  2. Credit or debit card information
Sign Up Login Claim Account with Access Code Instructions

Found a lost dog?

All stray or lost dogs within Franklin County are brought to the shelter to be reclaimed by their owners. Call 614-525-3400 to report a found dog - 24 hours a day.

Search for a lost dog’s owner!

Dog Tag Search

Licensing Fees

On Time/Late Fees

Spayed or neutered, or exceptions apply

1 year license


3 year license


Permanent license


Not spayed or neutered, no exceptions met

1 year license


3 year license


Permanent license


Drawing by Marian Brown – 1st Grade, Indianola Informal K-8

Me and My Pal

Students K-6: Submit Your Artwork

The "Me and My Pal" drawing contest is open to all students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grades who reside in Franklin County, sponsored by the Franklin County Auditor's office to help promote responsible pet care and ownership. Download our contest rules and submission information by clicking the button bellow.

FAQs Email Michael Call 614-525-3260 Refund Policy

The licensing public counter is located on the 21st Floor of the Franklin County Auditor's office and is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.