Dog Licenses- 2024 SAles begin Online November 1

*Please be aware there are fraudulent websites purporting to sell Ohio dog licenses.  There is no such thing as a license good for the entire state.  Lorain County residents should bookmark this page to ensure that you are purchasing your tags from the proper authority.

Annual renewal emails go out in November of each year for those dog owners that have provided a valid email address.  If you do not purchase a dog license at this time, you will receive a paper application in the mail.  All dog owners are required to purchase a valid single year or multiyear tag by January 31.  Failure to do so will result in a penalty and possible fine by the dog warden.

On August 28, 2019 the Lorain County Commissioners passed Resolution #19-611 establishing  new prices for dog tags.  Annual tags are now $26.  Three Year and Lifetime tags are also available for purchase.  For addional information on prices call 440-329-5243.

 Tag Type Fee If purchased after January 31,*
Annual $26 $52
Special** $31 $57
Three Year Tag $78 $104
Lifetime Tag $260 $286
  • *A penalty will be applied to tags purchased after January 31 for dogs over three months of age that have been in the owner's possession for longer than 30 days.  The penalty for the late purchase of Dog Tags is set by Ohio Revised Code 955.01 B.  It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that their dog is licensed every year before January 31.  The County Auditor is not required to send out renewal notifications, but may do so at his or her discretion.
  • **The Special tag price includes a $5 donation to the dog pound's medical fund.  Lorain County has provided medical care and spayed or neutered hundreds of animals with your donations.  Thank you!

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