Dauphin County has been doing random inspections in the northern municipalities for homes with unlicensed dogs. Please read the information below to learn about dog licensing in the County.
Am I required by law to license my dog?
Licensing your dog is a state law punishable by up to a $300 fine. Proceeds from the sales are used to fund the PA Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement Office. The Dog Law Enforcement Office is responsible for enforcing kennel licensing and inspection, investigating dog bites, enforcing the rabies law, helping to fund humane societies, seizing and detaining dogs which are at-large, and reimbursing individuals for dog-caused damage to livestock, poultry and game-birds.
How do I purchase a dog license?
Licenses are available through the Dauphin County Treasurer’s office or one of the authorized agents located throughout the county. For agent information, please contact the Treasurer’s office. Licenses are also available online at www.padoglicense.com