Contact Information

Defiance County Dog Warden
500 Court Street, Suite D
Defiance, OH 43512

Randy W. Vogel, Dog Warden

P: (419) 784-2335
F: (419) 784-3268

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Registration Information

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

Randy with Dog

Tags may be purchased at:

Defiance County Auditor's Office - Sells tags all year
Fort Defiance Humane Society - Sells tags all year
Defiance Area Animal Hospital - Sells Dec & Jan only
Jewell Grain - Sells Dec & Jan only
Ayersville Carryout - Sells Dec & Jan only
Town and Country Pets - Sells Dec & Jan only
Hicksville Police Department

- Sells tags all year
Defiance Veterinary Clinic - Sells Dec & Jan only

Cost to License your dog: $20.00 - Per Tag. $20.00 penalty applies to tags purchased after January 31st deadline for previously registered dogs. $100.00 – Kennel License covers five (5) dogs; plus a $1.00 for every dog over five(5). $100.00 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 purpose of breeding or sale. (Ohio Revised Code 955.04)

THREE YEAR tags are available in December and January “ONLY” and are NOT transferrable to another dog or refundable. Cost for a three year license is $60.00 and can only be purchased at the Defiance County Auditor’s Office or online.

PERMANENT dog tags are available in December and January “ONLY” and are NOT transferrable to another dog or refundable. Cost for a Permanent license is $100.00. This license is good for the life of the dog which the license was purchased for. A Permanent license can only be purchased at the Defiance County Auditor’s Office or online.

Defiance County Dog licenses can also be purchased online by going to County Auditor’s website. NOTE: There is a fee for purchasing dog licenses on-line.

There is a $5.00 fee for replacement of a lost tag. There is a $5.00 fee for dog license transfer of ownership of previously registered dogs. Replacment fee for a lost tag is $5.00.

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. It is Ohio law that all dogs must wear tags.

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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