Dog License Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my dog need license?
Yes. All dogs over three months of age must be licensed.

How often does the license have to be renewed?
Dog licenses must be renewed annually between the first Monday in December and January 31st.

How much does a dog license cost?
The base fee for a dog license is $15 annually. The dog license fee will be $15 annually, per the Seneca County Commissioners.

How can I avoid late fees?
After Jan. 31 the fees double for all dogs owned more than 30 days. After Jan. 31, if you wait more than 30 days to license a dog over three months of age, the Auditor is required to assess a penalty equal to the fee.

How do I replace a lost license?
If you or your pet loses a license, you can obtain a duplicate tag for $5.00.

How do I transfer a license to a new owner?
The ownership of a current dog license can be transferred to another owner for $5.00.

Where can I purchase a dog license?
Dog licenses can be purchased at the Seneca County Auditor’s office, 109 S. Washington St., Suite 2206, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 419-447-0692.

Can I purchase a dog license by mail?
If you would like to purchase a dog license by mail, contact the Seneca County Auditor’s office, 419-447-0692, and request a dog license application. Complete the form and mail both copies and a check for $15 per dog back to the Auditor’s Office, 109 S. Washington St., Suite 2206, Tiffin, OH 44883 and your tag and receipt will be mailed back to you.

What if I move?
If you move, call 419-447-0692 with your new address and phone number

For more information

Call the Seneca County Dog Warden, 419-448-5097 or the Seneca County Auditor’s Office, 419-447-0692.