Reminder – deadline for dog registrations is Jan. 31

Wood County Auditor Matthew Oestreich reminds dog owners that Jan. 31 is the deadline for 2019 dog registrations.

A registration fee of $14 must be paid with the application for each dog registered. The information necessary for registration is age, sex, spayed or neutered, color, length of hair, breed of the dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner.

A kennel fee of $70 must be paid with the application for each kennel registered and additional tags are available for $1 each for kennels with more than five dogs.

A recent change is that dogs may be registered for a 1-year or 3-year term or a permanent license (for the dog’s life). When completing the application, choose your “Term” (1 Year, 3 Year or Permanent). Fees are: 1-Year License, $14; 3-Year License, $42; and Permanent License, $140. No refunds are permitted

Penalty fees will be collected on registrations received after Jan. 31, in the amount equal to the registration fee for each type of license. Therefore the penalty would be $14 for regular licenses and $70 for kennel licenses in addition to the regular registration fee.

People acquiring dogs after Jan. 31 have 30 days after the date of acquisition or the date that the dog reaches three months of age to register with the Auditor’s Office.

The 2019 dog registration may be filed by mail, in person, or on the internet. When mailing the application please include the license fee, dog information (as stated above) and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license with a postmark of Jan. 3l or before.

Licenses can be purchased in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office, second floor of the county office building between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or at the Wood County Dog Shelter.

Internet applications may be made at http://dogtags.co.wood.oh.us/ and does require an additional $2 processing fee per license which goes to the online firm processing the credit card purchase. Please do not send cash with your mail-in application. If you have questions regarding a dog license please contact 419-354-9150.

The Wood County District Board of Health has adopted a regulation requiring all dogs be immunized against rabies. Please provide the rabies information in the application process.

Mail applications to: Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor, One Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 368, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

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