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2015 Dog Tags Sold in your Local Communities

You can now buy your dog license on-line at:


Tuesday 12/16/2014  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday 1/8/2015  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Field's Grocery DeGraff Village Office
139 S. Main St. 107 S. Main St.
West Mansfield, Ohio 43358 DeGraff, Ohio 43318
(937) 355-2691 (937) 585-6632
Thursday 12/18/2014  9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday 1/13/2015  2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                 12/18/2014 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rite Aid Pharmacy
Rite Aid Pharmacy 120 W. Main St.
120 W. Main St. Russells Point, Ohio 43348
Russells Point, Ohio 43348 (937) 843-2048
(937) 843-2048  
Tuesday 01/6/2015  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday 01/15/2015  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thomans IGA - West Liberty Winners Market
201 S. Detroit St. 13840 S R 235 N.
West Liberty, Ohio 43357 Lakeview, Ohio 43331
(937) 465-3936 (937) 843-2111



Buying a dog tag by mail

Dog tag prices are $14.00 per dog through February 2nd and are $28.00 beginning February 3rd.
All dogs, three months of age or older, are required to be tagged in Ohio.
To purchase a tag simply supply the following information about each dog.
 - Age, Sex, Color(s), whether long or short hair and the breed of each dog.
Send your request along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Michael E. Yoder, Logan County Auditor

100 South Madriver Street

Bellefontaine, OH  43311


 Printable Dog Tag Application



EFFECTIVE DATE: 10-01-1953

The Logan County Dog License Program

Ohio Revised Code

Section 955.01   Registration of dogs.

A)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section or in sections 955.011 [955.01.1], 955.012 [955.01.2], and 955.16 of the Revised Code, every person who owns, keeps, or harbors a dog more than three months of age, shall file, on or after the first day of the preceding December but before the thirty-first day of January of each year, in the office of the county auditor of the county in which the dog is kept or harbored, an application for registration for the following year, beginning the thirty-first day of January of that year. The board of county commissioners, by resolution, may extend the period for filing the application. The application shall state the age, sex, color, character of hair, whether short or long, and breed, if known, of the dog and the name and address of the owner of the dog. A registration fee of two dollars for each dog shall accompany the application, unless a greater fee has been established under division (A)(2) of this section or under section 955.14 of the Revised Code.

(2) A board of county commissioners may establish a registration fee higher than the one provided for in division (A)(1) of this section for dogs more than nine months of age that have not been spayed or neutered, except that the higher registration fee permitted by this division shall not apply if a person registering a dog furnishes with the application either a certificate from a licensed veterinarian verifying that the dog should not be spayed or neutered because of its age or medical condition or because the dog is used or intended for use for show or breeding purposes or a certificate from the owner of the dog declaring that the owner holds a valid hunting license issued by the division of wildlife of the department of natural resources and that the dog is used or intended for use for hunting purposes. If the board establishes such a fee, the application for registration shall state whether the dog is spayed or neutered, and whether a licensed veterinarian has certified that the dog should not be spayed or neutered or the owner has stated that the dog is used or intended to be used for hunting purposes. The board may require a person who is registering a spayed or neutered dog to furnish with the application a certificate from a licensed veterinarian verifying that the dog is spayed or neutered. No person shall furnish a certificate under this division which the person knows to be false.

(B) If the application for registration is not filed and the registration fee paid, on or before the thirty-first day of January of each year or, if the board of county commissioners by resolution has extended the date to a date later than the thirty-first day of January, the date established by the board, the auditor shall assess a penalty in an amount equal to the registration fee upon the owner, keeper, or harborer, which must be paid with the registration fee.

(C) An animal shelter that keeps or harbors a dog more than three months of age is exempt from paying any fees imposed under division (A) or (B) of this section if it is a nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under subsection 501(a) and described in subsection 501(c)(3) of the "Internal Revenue Code of 1986," 100 Stat. 285, 261.

Section 955.04   Kennel Registration

Every owner of a kennel of dogs shall, in like manner as provided in section 955.01 of the Revised Code, make application for the registration of such kennel, and pay to the county auditor a registration fee of ten dollars for each such kennel, unless a greater fee has been established under section 955.14 of the Revised Code. If such application is not filed and the fee paid, on or before the thirty-first day of January of each year, the auditor shall assess a penalty in an amount equal to the registration fee upon the owner of such kennel. The payment of such kennel registration fee shall entitle the licensee to not more than five tags, to bear consecutive numbers and to be issued in like manner and have like effect when worn by any dog owned in good faith by such licensee as the tags provided for in section 955.08 of the Revised Code. Upon application to the county auditor, additional tags, in excess of the five tags, may be issued upon payment of an additional fee of one dollar per tag.


    Some important questions and answers regarding the licensing of your dog:

      When should I license my dog?

        The annual license renewal period is December 1 through January 31. If you have a new puppy, you must buy a license by the time he reaches three months old. If you have just moved into Logan County or if you just acquired a new dog, you must purchase a license within 30 days.

      Where do I purchase a dog license?

        You can purchase a license by mail. You can also purchase a license in person at the Auditor's Office, 100 S. Madriver Bellefontaine, Ohio.
        Call 599-7209 for details.

      Must my dog wear a license?

        YES. Ohio law requires it. Dogs without licenses may be impounded by the dog warden.

      Why do I need to license my dog?

        First, Ohio law requires that you license your dog. Second, a license tag attached to your dog's collar proves ownership and is your pet's ticket home if he gets lost.

      What if I forget to buy my dog's license during the renewal period of December 1 through January 31?

        Ohio law requires a late fee ($14 in Logan County). Simply pay the fee of $28 for the current year's license. There are no provisions in the law to waive the fee.

      Can I let my dog run loose if he is licensed?

        NO! It is against the law. Ohio law specifies that all dogs must be confined to your property or under reasonable control - such as on a leash when being walked. It is not safe to let your dog roam the neighborhood. He can get hit by a car, become lost, damage neighbors' property, or injure another animal or person.

      What do I do if my dog gets lost?

        Call the Logan County Dog Warden at 592-5731, or the Humane Society at 593-4277.

      What do I do if I find a lost dog?

        If the dog is wearing a current Logan County license tag, call the Auditor's office at 599-7209, the Logan County Dog Warden at 592-5731, or the Humane Society at 593-4277.  If the dog is not wearing a current license tag, call the dog warden at 592-5731

      What if I move?

        If you move within Logan County, please call 599-7209 with your new address and telephone number so we can keep the information up-to-date. If you move to another county, call that county's Auditor for licensing information.

      A message from Auditor Michael E. Yoder:

        Dear Dog Owner,
        It is up to you to keep your dog healthy, happy, and safe.

          Take your dog to a veterinarian. Protect your pet from deadly contagious diseases by simple inoculations and regular checkups. Consider spaying and neutering to prevent the tragedy of unwanted puppies and to protect your pet from health problems.

          Give your dog regular exercise. A daily brisk walk on a leash can prevent many behavioral problems like chewing, barking, and digging. Help your dog burn up calories and energy in a healthy way.

          Feed your dog a balanced diet of good food and fresh water. Your dog can't just go fix a snack. You are his chef and server.

          License your dog. Not only is it the law, but a Logan County license automatically registers your dog for a ticket home if he gets lost.

        Remember, call 599-7209 if you find a lost dog.


        Michael E. Yoder


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