Dog licenses encompass the largest number of licenses sold. If your pet is ever missing, a dog license tag provides the best way of notifying you if someone finds your pet. Once your dog has been assigned a license with his own distinctive tag number, the number and information about your dog is permanently filed in the county's records.
Ohio law requires that licenses are to be renewed from December 1 through January 31 or within thirty days if you acquire a new dog. Puppies must be licensed by the time they reach three months of age. Cost is $18 annually for a one-year dog license, $54 for a three-year dog license, and $180 for lifetime/permanent dog license. Ohio law requires an additional late fee ($18 in Summit County) if you do not renew your dog's license by January 31 of the year it is due.
Yearly renewal applications will be automatically mailed to all current registered dog owners. If you have lost your renewal form please call our office.
Online payments for dog and kennel licenses are now available. You can pay for your dog tags online with a credit card or electronic check. Official Payments is our provider for online payments and they do charge a nominal fee per transaction for their service.
Handicapped Assistance tags are available in our Services Department at 1030 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron OH 44310 and are good for a trained dog's entire life. There is no charge for a license when certification of the dog's training per Ohio Revised Code § 955.011 is provided. Please call 330-630-7226.
We also have convenient neighborhood locations throughout Summit County where you can purchase your dog's license. Those vendors do charge an additional $.75 processing fee.
The Fiscal Officer warns dog owners of a possible phone scam involving dog licenses.
The Fiscal Office never calls dog owners, taxpayers or anyone else asking for payments of any kind and does not accept documents that contain Social Security numbers.
Never give personal information, including your bank account, credit card numbers or Social Security number to anyone EVER over the phone.
The Fiscal Office never requests any type of personal information over the phone.