Application Forms

To register your dog or kennel by mail, complete the applicable form and mail to:

  • Mercer County Auditor
    101 N. Main Street, Room 207
    Celina, OH 45822

Please be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your dog tag(s) issued.

Each dog receives a distinctive tag number (dog kennels receive five consecutively numbered tags). Once your dog has been assigned a license, the license number and the information about him is filed in the county’s records.

For more information on licensing your dog, you may call the Mercer County Auditor’s Office at (419) 586-6402.

Fees

Registration
Fee
1 Year Dog Registration
$15.00
3 Year Dog Registration
$45.00
Kennel Registration
$75.00

County dog and kennel licenses are available December 1 prior to the new calendar year. The deadline to file an application for registration is January 31 of the licensed year. There is a late penalty fee equal to the one-year registration fee.

STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL DOGS MUST BE LICENSED BY THE TIME THEY BECOME THREE MONTHS OF AGE.

If you obtain a dog after January 31, the law requires its registration within thirty (30) days of your becoming the owner. The late registration fee is double the original license fee ($30.00).

Dog Control Service
Fee
Adoption Fee
$22.00
Euthanasia Per Dog
$50.00
Receive Licensed Dog at Dog Pound
No charge
Receive Non-licensed Dog at Pound (cost includes dog tag)
$30.00
Receive Litter Under 3 months at Dog Pound
$22.00
Pick-up Licensed Dog at Owner’s Residence
$20.00
Pick-up Non-licensed Dog at Owner’s Residence (cost includes dog tag)
$50.00
Shelter Fee for First Day
$25.00
Shelter Fee per Day Thereafter
$5.00
Receive Dog by Non-Mercer County Resident
$90.00
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