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Don't Forget to License Your Pet Soon

“An excellent reason for licensing your pet is in the event it becomes lost. When your pet wears a current Summit County dog tag on their collar, the license can help bring your lost pet home,” said Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise.

Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE announced 2013 dog licenses will be available for purchase as of Dec. 1, 2012.

The 2013 license renewal forms are being mailed to dog owners the week of Dec. 1, 2012. Dog licenses cost $14. Ohio law requires licenses to be renewed between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31 each year.

A late fee equal to the cost of the license will be chargedfor applications received after Jan. 31, 2013.

If your dog has a Dangerous Dog designation, it must be registered per O.R.C. This is in addition to your annual registration.

You can obtain your dog license at our Fiscal Office Services Department, 1030E. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron OH 44310, Summit County Animal Control, 250 Opportunity Parkway in Akron or any one of our other convenient neighborhood locations throughout Summit County.

Here are some locations in Patch towns:

Those vendors charge 75 cents per license for their service in addition to the $14 fee. 

Visit http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net and choose the Dog Licensing link  to view more locations or call 330-630-7226 for a listing in your area. License registration forms are available online. Simply print the form, fill it out and mail with it your remittance. (The forms are also attached to this post in the form of a .pdf.)

You can purchase your dog/kennel license(s) online only by credit card or electronic check. Official Payments is our provider and they do charge a nominal fee for their service.

“An excellent reason for licensing your pet is in the event it becomes lost. When your pet wears a current Summit County dog tag on their collar, the license can help bring your lost pet home,” said Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise.

Kristen’s Missing Pet Network can also help identify a lost pet. The network can be accessed through the Fiscal Office’s website and offers an open forum to post photos and descriptions of lost and found pets.

Kennel owners must renew their licenses during this same time; cost is $50 perlicense and includes five tags.

Service dogs must be licensed but their fee is waived when certification of the dog’s training is provided. Once they are registered with the county, they are permanently licensed by receiving special tags.

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