‘22 dog licenses on sale beginning today


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Dog tags officially go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 1 for the 2022 license year. Clinton County Auditor Terence G. Habermehl, will be sending out renewal applications to all owners who purchased a 2021 tag.

The last day to purchase 2022 Clinton County dog license without a penalty being assessed is Jan. 31, 2022.

The cost of a single dog license is $14, and a kennel license is $70. Recent law changes allow dog owners to now purchase three-year and permanent dog licenses for their dogs. The cost of a three-year license is $42 and a permanent license is $140.

The Ohio Revised Code requires the auditor to charge a penalty equal to the fee of the license for late registration. Thus, regular tags will be $28 each and $140 for kennels.

In-person or online

Regular dog licenses can be purchased in person at the Clinton County Auditor’s office during regular office hours throughout the year.

The auditor’s office has contracted with Fairfield Licensing to offer a convenient method of purchase for Clinton County residents through online registration. There is an additional $2 charge per tag for this service.

Please visit www.doglicenses.us/oh/clinton to take advantage of this service; residents can also access it via a link on the Clinton County Auditor’s home page.

Habermehl has also authorized the following local retailers to sell dog tags for an additional fee Dec. 1, 2021 through Jan. 31, 2022:

• Buckley Brothers Drive-Thru

• D&G’s Paws & Claws Snack Shack

• Brown’s Distributing

• Uhl’s IGA

• BDK Feed & Supply

• Village of New Vienna Water Dept.

If you are unable to make it to any of the listed locations above, you may send your dog and owner information to the auditor’s office and a tag will be issued and mailed back to you. Please include an additional $1 processing fee to cover postage and mailing costs.

Kennel licenses

Kennel licenses can be renewed through the mail with the renewal application that is being mailed out to previously registered Kennel owners.

New kennel licenses can only be purchased at the Clinton County Auditor’s office on the first floor of the Courthouse. If you have questions concerning your eligibility for a kennel license, please contact the Auditor’s Office for more information.

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