Licensing Your Dog
The office of the Lucas County Auditor is open. Call our office at 419.213.4406 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to complete a deed transfer, we recommend contacting a company that offers E-Recording, who may assist you for a fee:
Auditor's departmental phone numbers are listed below. Once you call the number and reach the menu, please dial the last four digits again as the extension:
Deed Transfer/Conveyance (419) 213-4439 or (419) 213-4332
Board of Revision (419) 213-4424 or (419) 213-4327
CAUV/Homestead (419) 213-4873
Dog, Cigarette or Vendors License (419) 213-4443
Finance (419) 213-4329 or (419) 213-4435
Disbursements (419) 213-4328
Tax Accounting (419) 213-4446 or (419) 213-4154
Special Assessments-Exemptions (419) 213-4292 or (419) 213-4154
Payroll (419) 213-4348 or (419) 213-4346
Weights and Measures (419) 213-4447
Homeowners Real Estate Questions (419) 213-4142, (419) 213-4434,
(419) 213-4155 or (419) 213-4153
Commercial/Business Real Estate: (419) 213-4833
GENERAL QUESTIONS: (419) 213-4338, (419) 213-4403,
(419) 213-4432 or (419) 213-4335
Email questions Outreach@co.lucas.oh.us
TEXT a question (419) 309-7877
Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez (419) 213-4322
Why Should I License My Dog?
According to Ohio Law, every person who owns, keeps, or harbors a dog more than three months of age, shall, on or after the first day of December, but before the thirty-first day of January of each year, register their dog(s) with the county Auditor. (O.R.C. 955.01)
License fees must be paid in full before the deadline of January 31st each year. Failure to register is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $100.00. (O.R.C. 955.21)
Dog Licensing Fees
1 Year Dog License - $25.00 per dog
3 Year Dog License - $75.00 per dog*
Permanent Dog License - $250.00 per dog*
*3 year and permanent tags are non-refundable and are non-transferable.
In addition to the standard 1 year dog license, Lucas County dog owners may purchase a 3 year tag or a permanent (life of the dog) tag instead. Extended duration tags must be purchased from the Lucas County Auditors Office or Lucas County Canine Care and Control.
After the licensing deadline of January 31st, 1 year dog licenses will be assessed a penalty fee of $25.00 per dog.
How to Purchase a Dog Tag
- Online using the dog tag renewal system; or
- In person at participating agencies
- Payments may be made by Cash, Check or Credit Card. Checks need to be payable to agency where purchased. Payment options vary at each location tags are sold.
- Registration forms must be postmarked on or by January 31 to avoid late fees.
- If your check is returned to us unpaid for nonsufficient funds (NSF), your account will be debited electronically for both the face amount of the check plus applicable returned check and collections fees by ECOLLECT, LLC.
- If a dog needs to be removed from your account (i.e. deceased, transfer to another owner, etc.) and to avoid future mailings with the dog's information, call the Lucas County Auditor at (419) 213-4443.
Found a Lost Dog?
Designed to help reunite lost dogs with their owners, the Lucas County Dog Tag database can search dog owner information. The license on a dog's collar will identify the owner so the dog can be returned home. If a dog wearing a license is turned into Lucas County Canine Care and Control, the owner will be notified either in person or by phone and certified mail.
Dog License Agent
In order to serve as a dog license agent, please review the vendor requirements and the online agent agreement. Dog owners who purchase a dog license will also receive a Lucas County Loves Dogs reward card (key fob).
Lucas County Loves Dogs
Dog owners who purchase a dog license will also receive a Lucas County Loves Dogs reward card (key fob). This rewards card is good around Lucas County at participating businesses and organizations who want to thank citizens for licensing their dog. For more information, visit the Lucas County Loves Dogs web page.
One Government Center
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-4406
Fax: (419) 213-4838
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.