Auditor Julie Adkins Announces Sales for Dog Licenses will begin December 1, 2020
[Tiffin, OH, November 30, 2020] – Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins encourages all dog owners in Seneca County to get an early start on purchasing or renewing dog licenses. Renewal applications were mailed to all current licensed dog owners on Monday, November 30, 2020. Dog licenses for 2021 are available for sale on December 1st and are valid through January 31, 2022. Licensing your dog is required by state law and may ensure that your pet will be returned if it becomes lost. The deadline to renew without penalty is January 31, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, the Auditor’s office may be closed to the public. Therefore, dog license(s) should be purchased through the mail or online.
Mail applications to:
Seneca County Auditor’s Office
109 S Washington St
Tiffin, OH 44883
Or purchase online at: www.senecacountyauditor.org
Paperwork may also be dropped off in the Seneca County Treasurer’s Office dropoff box at the RTA Building, 109 S. Washington St, to avoid an online licensing fee.
Licenses for kennels may only be purchased at the Seneca County Auditor’s Office. A “dog kennel” or “kennel” means an establishment that keeps, houses and maintains adult dogs. For the purpose of breeding the dogs for a fee or other consideration received through a sale, exchange, or lease and that is not a high volume breeder licensed under chapter 956 of the Ohio Revised Code. Purchasers of a kennel license may be subject to inspection by the Seneca County Dog Warden. The fee for kennel licenses is $75.00. Kennel owners will now be required to sign additional paperwork.
Dog owners have the option of purchasing either one-year, three-year or permanent licenses. Fees for licenses will be $15.00 for one-year, $45.00 for three-year, and $150.00 for permanent licenses. Three-year and permanent licenses may only be purchased in the Auditor’s office. Owners should be aware that the three-year and permanent licenses are not refundable in the event of the animal’s death or if the dog is transferred to a new owner.
Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins and Seneca County Dog Warden Kelly Marker urge you to purchase your dog tags because it may save your dogs’ life; a tagged dog has a higher chance of finding its way home after wandering off. “we offer a free one time ‘get out of jail day’ if the license is on the dog at the time of pick up. We are trying to promote licensees actually being on the dog for easy reuniting with the owners,” Marker said.
Our office often receives inquiries following the deadline requesting a waiver from late fees for various reasons. The Seneca County Auditor’s Office does not have the authority to waive late fees for any licenses purchased after the deadline. Get your license today to avoid a penalty later. Feel free to call the Seneca County Auditor’s Office at 419-447-0692 with questions concerning your dog license.