Dog Warden

Registration Information

New dog registration is required by three months of age or after 30 days of ownership.

Randy with DogTags can be purchased at:
Defiance County Auditor's Office
Defiance County Humane Shelter
Defiance Area Animal Hospital
Jewell Grain
Ayersville Carryout
Town and Country Pets
Hicksville Police Department

Cost to License your dog: $14.00 - Per Tag. $14.00 penalty applies to tags purchased after January 31st deadline for previously registered dogs. $70.00 - Kennel License Covers five (5) dogs; plus $1.00 for every dog over five (5) $70.00 penalty applies to tags purchased after January 31st deadline for previously registered dogs. A Kennel is defined as any pack or collection of dogs, over the age of three months, kept together for the purposes of hunting or for sale. (Ohio Revised Code 955.04). Licenses can also be purchased at Pet Supplies Plus.

There is a $1.50 fee for replacement of a lost tag. There is a $.25 fee for dog license transfer of ownership of previously registered dogs.

Please attach your dog's tag to its' collar immediately. This will help us identify it and get in touch with you should your dog get lost.

Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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