Auditor Julie Adkins announces winner of dog picture coloring contest

Auditor Julie Adkins announces winner of dog picture coloring contest

Dalton Coppus pictured with his dog Nellie

[Tiffin, OH, December 11, 2020] – Seneca County Auditor Julie Adkins announced the winner of the annual dog picture coloring contest Friday morning, and also reminded citizens to purchase a license for their dogs.
Dalton Coppus, a first-grade Hopewell-Loudon Schools student, was named the winner of the coloring competition. Coppus was rewarded with a small prize from the auditor’s office and the first dog license for 2021 for his dog Nellie!
Adkins also encouraged all dog owners in Seneca County to purchase or renew dog licenses. Renewal applications were mailed to all current licensed dog owners on Monday, November 30, 2020. Dog licenses for 2021 were put on 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 is currently 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
Suite 2206
Tiffin, OH 44883
Or purchase online at: www.senecacountyauditor.org

Paperwork may also be dropped off in the Seneca County Treasurer’s Office drop-off 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.
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.