Licensing Your Dog

License Timeline

All dogs over three months of age must have a new license every year by January 31. The license must be purchased immediately after you acquire a dog. Every registered dog must wear a valid license tag at all times.

License Locations

  • You can purchase tags at the animal shelter at:
    641 Dayton-Xenia Rd.
    Xenia OH 45385
    Ph: (937) 562-7400
  • You may also purchase tags at the Auditor’s Office located at
    69 Greene St.
    Suite 200
    Xenia, OH 45385
    Ph: (937) 562-5065
  • You may mail in a registration by downloading the application and following the instructions on the application.

Legal Requirement

Licensing your dog is required by law. The license on a dog's collar will identify the owner so that the dog can be returned home. If a dog wearing a license is turned into the Dog Warden's office, the owner will be notified either in person or by phone, and certified mail. Without a license, the impounded dog may be adopted or destroyed after three days.