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Licensing Your Dog
Every Year. All dogs 3 months of age and older must be licensed each year by January 31. Dogs acquired after January 31 must be licensed immediately to avoid penalties.

Licensing is a requirement of Ohio law. The license, attached to your dog's collar, will identify you as the owner should the dog be lost. If the dog is impounded by the Dog Warden's office and is wearing its tag, you will be notified. Dogs not wearing their current license tags are held only 3 days for redemption.

  • Dog Warden's Office
  • Auditors Office, Mahoning County Court House
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Other agencies are also available throughout the County. Phone our office at 740-2205 for a complete listing.
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