Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith presents Dayton Police Department K-9 Jake with his 2018 dog license. Keith handed out 2018 licenses to nine police dogs from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, the Dayton Police Department and the Kettering Police Department on Jan. 13, 2018. Dog licenses are required by Ohio law. The 2019 dog tags are on sale online and at about 30 county locations through Jan. 31. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

2019 dog licenses on sale now in Montgomery County

The licenses must be renewed annually.

Owners whose dogs are spayed or neutered will pay a $20 license fee, and owners whose dogs have not been altered will pay $24 for each dog tag.

Dog license fees fund the county Animal Resource Center’s efforts to care for stray and lost animals, spay and neuter every animal that leaves the shelter as an adopted pet, and provide animal control services throughout the county.

Licenses can be purchased online at, at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center and county Auditor Karl Keith’s Office. They also are available at more than 30 locations, including:

Montgomery County kicked off its 2017 dog licensing effort Dec. 4, 2016, with a news conference in the county building. Two dogs available for adoption were on hand. Pictured are Jessie Sullivan of SICSA holding Royal, a pitbull terrier mix, county Animal Resource Center Director Mark Kumpf, and ARC employee Estelle Johnson holding a Yorkshire terrier named Chicago. LYNN HULSEY / STAFF

Brookville Animal Hospital, Brubaker Grain, city of Centerville, city of Englewood, Englewood Animal Hospital, Farmersville Vet Clinic, city of Germantown, Germantown Animal Health Center, city of Huber Heights, Humane Society of Greater Dayton, Kettering Animal Control, Kettering Animal Hospital, Miami Twp., city of Moraine, Northmont Animal Clinic, city of Oakwood, Old Troy Pike Veterinary Clinic, Pet Supplies Plus, PetValu, Robyn’s Nest Animal Rescue, Shiloh Animal Hospital and SICSA.

For more information, go online or call 937-225-4314.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to

Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.