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Dog Licenses

2014 Annual Application Fee - $20.00
Renewal Period - December 1st through January 31st

Ohio State Law (O.R.C. 955) requires any dog over the age of three months to have a license within thirty days of ownership. For 2014, there have been two significant changes for licensing your dog:

  1. The cost of a dog license has been increased by the Greene County Commissioners from $15 to $20
  2. Dog licenses can be purchased in multiple years during the designated application period

The following fee structure has been established by the Greene County Commissioners:
License Type Cost Expiration Date
Single (1) Year License $20 January 31, 2015
Three (3) Year License $60 January 31, 2017
Permanent License $200 For the life of the dog

To obtain a license, please visit one of the following locations, or mail directly to the auditor's office with the appropriate application, fee, and any subsequent penalties.
Greene County Auditor
69 Greene St
First Floor
Xenia, OH 45385
Greene County Animal Control
641 Dayton-Xenia Rd
Xenia, OH 45385

Partial License Fees
After July 1st of each year, license fees will be one-half the original fee for the following reasons only:
  • A dog becoming three months old on or after July 1st
  • A dog bought from outside the state on or after July 1st  

Late Registration Penalty
If licenses are not purchased within thirty days of purchase, or the dog license is not purchased between December 1 to January 31st, a penalty equal to the license fee will be charged (i.e., an annual dog license is $20 and after January 31st, the cost with the penalty would equal $40).

Multi-year licenses are not available to dog licenses that are being assessed a penalty.

Lost Dog License
If a tag is lost, a duplicate shall be furnished by the auditor upon proof of registration and payment of $5.00 for each duplicate tag issued (O.R.C. 955.08).

Lost Dog / Dog Tag Search
In order to reunite a licensed dog with its proper owner, you can search for the owner by using our Dog Tag Search application below or by contacting the Greene County Animal Control Office.

Please make sure to update your contact information with the County Auditor if it has changed (address or phone number).  This will help ensure that you can be reunited with your dog.

David Graham
David Graham

69 Greene St.
1st Floor
Xenia, Ohio 45385

Ph: (937) 562-5065
Fx: (937) 562-5079

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Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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