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Licensing Your Dog


All dogs 3 months of age and older must be licensed by February 29. Dogs acquired after February 29 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, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • We are closed on Sundays.

Other agencies are also available throughout the County. Dog License Agents (PDF)

Dogs Wearing Tags