ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The New Year is just around the corner and the Muskingum County Auditor’s Office is reminding dog owners to renew or purchase licenses for their four legged friends. County Auditor Debra Nye says 2020 dog licenses are officially being sold and can be purchased at locations across the county; including Zanesville, South Zanesville, Roseville, Dresden, Nashport, Duncan Falls, New Concord, and Frazeysburg through the end of January.
“Dog licenses went on sale December the first. They go on sale from all of December up through January 31st. You can get your dog license at many places throughout the county; we’ve tried to locate it in the northern half and southern half so it’s convenient for people to pick up those licenses.”
Dog licenses are being sold for $10 for one year, $30 for three years, or $100 for a permanent license. All dogs over three months of age are required to have a license.
“It’s important to get those licenses—number one, it’s Ohio Revised Code. It’s required by law for every person that houses a dog that they have to have a license. And the second most important thing is if your dog would ever get departed from the owner—and someone else can retrieve that dog.”
2020 dog licenses can also be purchased online for an additional $2.50 per license. After January 31, licenses will only be available for purchase at the County Auditor’s Office.