Friday, 20 December 2019

Contact: Sarah Hegnauer

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(330) 643-8472

Akron, Ohio, December 11, 2019 – Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE warns dog owners about a potential dog licensing scam. The website is fraudulently selling dog tags online and claims to be an intermediate between users and the State of Ohio. Consumers are advised to purchase their county dog tag directly from the Summit County Fiscal Office, online at the Fiscal Office’s website, or at one of the following community locations:

Dog licenses can be purchased now through January 31, 2020. The cost is $18 for a one-year tag, $54 for a three-year tag, and $180 for a permanent tag. All dogs in Summit County are required to be registered and licensed in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 955.01.

Maintaining a current dog license will help your pet if they are ever lost or run away. A licensed dog can be identified by strangers as having an owner, which increases the odds of them returning home quickly and safely. When your dog is wearing a tag, its assigned license number can be used to identify owner information. In the instance that the Summit County Division of Animal Control finds your pet, a dog displaying its tag will be held longer than the standard 3 days.

For more information about dog registration in Summit County, please visit our website at or call 330-630-7226.