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Dog Licenses
Requirements
State law requires that all dogs three months or older must be licensed in the county where they are maintained. New tags should be displayed beginning January 1, 2017. Dogs without licenses could subject their owners to penalties. A license serves a very important purpose in helping to return a dog to its owner if it should happen to stray or become lost.

Fees

  Regular Fee 
Senior (65 or older) or
Person with Disability Fee 
Productive males / females
$8.50
$6.50
Unproductive males / females
$6.50
$4.50
Lifetime productive males / females
$51.50
$31.50
Lifetime unproductive males / females
$31.50
$21.50

Lifetime licenses are also available but arrangements must be made at the Treasurer’s Office, a Permanent Identification Verification Form (provided by your veterinarian) is required for dogs that are microchipped.  If you prefer to have your dog tattooed you must first come to the Treasurer’s Office to purchase a license and obtain a number.  For additional information, call the Centre County Treasurer's Office at (814) 355-6810.

Discounted dog licenses are available to people with a disability as defined by Section 102 of the Pennsylvania Dog Law:

"Person with a disability"
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.);
  • 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 United States Veterans' Administration;
  • Or who has a special registration plate under 75 Pa.C.S. § 1338 (relating to person with disability plate and placard).

Proof of disability must be provided in order to qualify for a discounted license.