POMEROY — Dog and kennel licenses are now on sale at the Meigs County Auditor’s Office.
Meigs County Auditor, Mary T. Byer-Hill recently announced that dog and kennel licenses for 2013 would be available beginning on December 3.
Licenses can be purchased until Jan. 31, 2013. Any purchases after that date will incur a penalty, making the license double in price.
The cost of each dog license will be $8 per dog and kennel license will be $40 per kennel.
The fees raised from the sale of these licenses stays in the county as a way to fund the Meigs Count Dog Warden and all expenses related to the county-owned animal shelter.
Expenses paid from these fees include dog food, cleaning supplies, disease control, veterinary expenses and utilities.
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.
If you wish to purchase your 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 your license by mail, please include a self addressed stamped envelope along with your 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 which is located on the second floor of the Meigs County Courthouse.
They may also be purchased from Thomas B. Proffitt, Meigs County Dog Warden.
Please contact the Meigs County Auditor’s Office at 992-2698 if you have any questions regarding the purchase of your 2013 Dog License.