POMEROY — Meigs County Auditor Mary T. Byer-Hill has announced that dog and kennel licenses for 2016 will be available Dec. 1.
The law requires that all dogs be licensed. Section 955.01 of the Ohio Revised Code states that every person who owns, keeps or harbors a dog more than three months of age, shall purchase a license for that dog before the 31st day of January of each year.
You will have the option to purchase a one-year , three-year or permanent tag for your dog. The one-year dog tag will be $12 and is valid for the calendar year in which it is issued (2016). The state of Ohio has passed a new code for county auditor’s to provide dog owners the option of purchasing a dog tag that will be valid for three years, as well as the option to purchase a permanent tag for your dog. The cost of the three-year tag will be $36 and $120 for the permanent tag.
Kennel licenses will also be available for a person, partnership, firm, company, or corporation professionally engaged in the business of breeding dogs for sale. The cost of a kennel license will be $60 and that will include five tags. Additional kennel tags can be purchased for $1 each.
If people wish to purchase tags by mail, a printable application is available for both kennel license and individual dog license on the auditor’s website at www.meigscountyauditor.org. When submitting a license by mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with the application and payment made payable to the Meigs County Auditor.
Licenses may be purchased Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Meigs County Auditor’s Office, located on the second floor of the Meigs County Courthouse. Current year tags and kennel tags may also be purchased from Karen Smith, Meigs County dog warden. Please c
Contact the Meigs County Auditor’s Office at 992-2698 with questions regarding the purchase of a 2016 dog license.