A message from the Office of the Treasurer
County Residents encouraged to purchase a license , keep dogs safe; Dogs must be licensed by January 1
Doylestown, PA – Bucks County Residents can now purchase their 2017 dog licenses at their local county treasurer’s office. State law requires all dogs ages three months of age and older be licensed by January 1st each year.
Thomas E. Panzer, Esq., Bucks County Treasurer stresses the importance of licensing your dog:
“If your dog is lost, a license is the best way to get your dog home. License fees support animal control through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs, and overseeing annual dog licensing and rabies vaccinations.”
An annual license is $8.50 or $6.50 if the dog is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are also available at $51.50 or $31.50 for dogs that have permanent identification such as a microchip or tattoo. For annual and lifetime license applications, please log onto the Dog License page of www.buckscounty.org.
A list of the 2017 Dog Agents, who also sell licenses, is also on the above website. Seniors (age 65 at time of application) and persons with disabilities (specific proof required) may purchase a license at a discounted rate.
Licenses may also be purchased on-line at www.padoglicense.com.
Lifetime Licenses are only available through the County Treasurer’s Office.
The license application provides owner contact information and details about the dog; the name, age, breed and color. This information is used by the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law, local police and shelters to identify lost dogs and return them home safely.
Dog Wardens will be canvassing Bucks County in the coming weeks.
Be sure to get your dog licensed:
- It’s the law. All dogs three months of age and older must have a current license.
- The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
For more information, visit www.licenseyourdogPA.com or contact the Bucks County Treasurer’s Office at 215-348-6244. Our mailing address is:
Bucks County Treasurer
55 East Court Street
Doylestown PA 18901.
Verna North, State Dog Warden Region 7 may be contacted at 610-909-5707.