Dog licenses now available


DARKE COUNTY – Dog licenses for 2019 are on sale at locations throughout Darke County in addition to the Darke County Animal Shelter and the Darke County Auditor’s Office for $16 each.

Along with the Darke County Animal Shelter and the Darke County Auditor’s Office, dog licenses are available at Ansonia Auto Parts, Sutton’s Super Valu in Arcanum, Patty’s IGA in Bradford, Greenville Ace Hardware, Farmers State Bank in New Madison, Birt’s Store in New Weston, Osgood State Bank, Sutton’s Super Valu in Union City and Versailles Ace Hardware.

When purchasing a licenses from the agents listed above, the checks should be made payable to the agent. They sell annual licenses only. According to RC 955.14(E), authorized agents in the county selling dog licenses are required to charge an administrative fee of $0.75 for each dog license in addition to the registration fee.

Three-year licenses and permanent licenses also are available. Three-year licenses are $48 and can be purchased at the Auditor’s Office, the Animal Shelter and online. Permanent licenses may be purchased at the Auditor’s Office and at the Animal Shelter for $160. They are non-refundable.

Individuals also can register their dogs online at A $2.25 processing fee applies per dog.

For faster service, mail a renewal form with updated information and the appropriate fees to:

Carol Ginn

Darke County Auditor

504 S. Broadway

Greenville, OH 45331

Mailed checks should be made payable to the Darke County treasurer.

Kennel applications can be purchased only at the Darke County Animal Shelter. Kennel licenses are $80. A copy of a vendor’s license is required to purchase a kennel license.

A kennel owner is an establishment that keeps, houses and maintains adult dogs as defined in section 956.01 of the Revised Code 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 Revised Code (ORC 955.02) effective March 13, 2013.

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