Dog License

To purchase your 2024 Dog license, please go to http://www.doglicenses.us/OH/Ottawa/.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my dog need a license?
Yes. All dogs over three months of age must be licensed.

How often does the license have to be renewed?
Dog licenses must be renewed annually between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31.

How much does a dog license cost?
The base fee for a dog license is $24 annually for a 1-year license, $72 for a 3-year license, and $240 for a permanent license.

How can I avoid late fees?
After Jan. 31, the fees double for all dogs owned more than 30 days. After Jan. 31, if you wait more than 30 days to license a dog over three months of age, the Auditor is required to assess a penalty equal to the fee.

How do I replace a lost license?
If you or your pet loses a license, you can obtain a duplicate tag for $5.00.

How do I transfer a license to a new owner?
The ownership of a current dog license can be transferred to another owner for $5.00.

Where can I purchase a dog license?
Dog licenses can be purchased on-line at http://www.doglicenses.us/OH/Ottawa/.

Licenses can also be purchased at the following area businesses.

Ottawa County Auditor's Office
315 Madison St, Room 202, Port Clinton
Phone: 419-734-6740
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Ottawa County Dog Warden's Office
8400 SR 163, Oak Harbor
Phone: 419-898-1368
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm; Wednesday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Oak Harbor Police Department
146 Church St, Oak Harbor
Phone: 419-898-2055
Hours: Open 24 hours/day, Everyday

Owens Ark Veterinary Clinic
22435 W SR 51, Genoa
Phone: 419-855-3036
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Harborview Animal Hospital
2360 E Harbor Rd, Port Clinton
Phone: 419-734-5493
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm; Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm, Friday 9:00am- 3:30pm
Can I purchase a dog license by mail?

You can purchase a license by mail by printing the application form and mailing to the Ottawa County Auditor’s office, 315 Madison St., Port Clinton, Ohio 43452, along with a check for $24 per dog. A receipt and your tag will be returned to you in the mail.

What if I move?
If you move, call 419-734-6740 with your new address and phone number.

For more information

Call the Ottawa County Dog Warden, 419-898-1368 or the Ottawa County Auditor’s office, 419-734-6740 or 1-800-788-8803, extension 6740.