State law requires that all dogs three months or older be licensed each year. Failure to license a dog is a summary offense and could result in a maximum fine of $300 for each unlicensed dog. Bucks County Treasurer Bill Snyder is reminding all dog owners to purchase a 2014 dog license as required by Pennsylvania law.
“Licensing helps protect man’s best friend,” Mr. Snyder stated. “If your dog gets lost, a current license is the fastest way for it to be reunited with you.”
An annual license is $8.45 and a lifetime license is $51.45*. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.45 and lifetime is $31.45*. People 65 years of age or older and persons with disabilities ** may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 for others.
Licensing fees support the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement Office, which ensures the welfare of breeding dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels, regulates dogs classified as dangerous, and oversees annual licensure and rabies vaccinations for dogs.
Licenses may be purchased through Bucks County Treasurer’s Office, 55 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 or online at http://www.padoglicense.com *** or at participating agents. For a list of agents or to print out an application please visit http://www.buckscounty.org/government/RowOfficers/Treasurer/DogLicenses.
* Lifetime License application & PIV forms REQUIRED. Lifetime License Procedures and Forms can be found at http://www.buckscounty.org/government/RowOfficers/Treasurer/DogLicenses.
** Proof of disability is required. “Person With a Disability” is defined as a “Person who receives disability insurance or supplemental security income for the aged, blind or disabled under the Social Security Act (49 Stat. 620, 42 U.S. C. 301 et seq.) or who receives a rent or property tax rebate under the Act of March 11, 1971 (P.L. 104, No.3) known as the “Senior Citizens Rebate and Assistance Act,” on account of Disability; who has a disability certificate issued by the U. S. Veterans Administration; or who has a (handicapped license) special registration Plate under 75 PA. C.S. 1338 (relating to handicapped) person with a disability (plate and placard).
***Please note there is a $2.00 convenience fee per license when applying online, the license number(s) is issued at the time of purchase. Paperwork and tag(s) are mailed the next business day.
For more information, visit www.licenseyourdogPA.com.