2023 Dog Licenses Available at County Treasurer's Office
2023 Dog Licenses Available at County Treasurer’s Office
Pennsylvania dog owners can now purchase 2023 dog licenses.
State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1 of each year regardless of when the license was purchased the previous year. Failing to secure a license can result in a fine up to $300, plus court costs.
An annual dog license is $8.50, and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50, and lifetime license is $31.50. Discounts are also available to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.
Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification like a microchip or tattoo.
The dog license application is simple and only requires owner contact information and details about the dog being licensed, including name, age, breed and color. The application is accessible on the Treasurer’s Office page on the county website, www.pikepa.org/treasurer.
In Pike County, dog licenses can be purchased at:
Pike County Treasurer John Gilpin offered these reasons for dog licensing:
- If a dog gets lost, a license is the best way to help reunite the dog with his or her rightful owner.
- Licensing your dog is a state mandated law.
- The cost of acquiring a dog license is significantly less than the penalty for being caught without one.
- The fee attached to dog licenses supports animal control, including helping to keep shelters running, and supports the work of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which provides numerous vital services to protect dogs and the public.
For more information on dog licenses, lifetime microchips or tattoos, contact the Pike County Treasurer’s Office at 570-296-3441 or visit www.pikepa.org/treasurer.
Photo ID: Pike County Treasurer John Gilpin and his new puppy Maine