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Ohio Dog License Laws

- All dogs 3 months of age or older shall be registered and licensed annually

- Dog licenses shall be purchased immediately upon acquiring the dog or upon the dog becoming 3 months of age

- A penalty in an amount equal to the registration fee shall be assessed for licenses not immediately acquired or renewed annually

- Licenses shall be renewed each year between December 1 and January 31

Registration & Licensing Options

Licenses may be purchased online, via mail, with a self-addressed stamped envelope and check or in person at the following locations:

Wood County Auditor's Office
One Courthouse Square
PO Box 368
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
419-354-9150
Wood County Dog Shelter
1912 E Gypsy Lane Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
419-354-9242

Dog licenses may be purchased at the following locations on the stated dates and times below:

Date Time Community Location
January 3, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 North Baltimore Great Scot
January 9, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 Friendly Village Main Office
January 16, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 Troy Villa Main Office
January 17, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 Rossford City Offices
January 18, 2018 9:00 - 12:00 Pemberville Town Hall
January 23, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 Northwood City Offices
January 24, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 Perrysburg Police Station
January 25, 2018 9:00 - 12:00 Haskins Village Offices

License Types & Prices

License Type Regular Price Online Price
1 Year License $14.00 $16.00 (Online Fee Included)
3 Year License $42.00 Not Available Online
Permanent License $140.00 Not Available Online
Kennel License $70.00 Not Available Online

Historical Wood County Dog License Prices

Wood County has consistently strived to maintain low dog registration & licensing fees. The cooperation and support of Wood County dog owners through purchasing and renewing dog licenses is essential to maintaining low license and registration prices. The chart below lists Wood County dog license prices since 1976. Dog licensing has been required under Ohio law since at least 1877 and originally cost $1.00 per license.

Years Price
2010 - Present $14.00
2003 - 2009 $12.00
1987 - 2002 $10.00
1983 - 1986 $8.00
1980 - 1982 $7.00
1976 - 1979 $4.00