2021 Dog Licenses

11/30/20 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE see PDF here


2021 Dog licenses available at York County Treasurer’s office

Dogs must be licensed by Jan. 1

York County residents can now purchase 2021 dog licenses. State law requires all dogs three months and older
to be licensed by Jan. 1.

An annual dog license is $8.50 or $6.50 if the animal is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for
dogs with permanent identifications. The cost is $51.50 or $31.50 if the animal is spayed or neutered. Older
adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license at a discounted rate.

The owner’s contact information is used by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law, local police and shelters to identify lost dogs and get them home safely.

York County Treasurer Barbara Bair stressed the importance of licensing your dog:
 It’s the law.
 If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back.
 The cost of a license is cheaper than being caught without one – up to a $300 fine.
 License fees support animal control.

Dog owners may purchase the licenses online, by mail or in person at the Treasurer’s Office, which is located at the York County Administrative Center, 28 E. Market St., York, PA 17401, or at any one of the 11 satellite subagents throughout York County. More information is available on the treasurer’s website, https://yorkcountypa.gov/county-administration/row-officers/treasurer/dog-licenses.html or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/YorkCountyTreasurer.

If your dog lost his lifetime license tag, the treasurer’s office can issue replacement tags. Please notify the treasurer’s office if you have a change in your contact information. Contact Alison Falcon in the Treasurer’s
office at AFalcon@YorkCountyPA.gov or 717-771-4386.