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The Cuyahoga County Office of Fiscal Officer is now offering a way to pay online for NEW and RENEWAL dog license applications. You may also opt to print out the form and either bring it to one of our remote locations or mail-in with your remittance.



The 2019 tags will be available on line 12/1/2018. 2018 dog tags can still be purchased if necessary through the Fiscal Office at 2079 E 9th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44115 or the County Animal Shelter at 9500 Sweet Valley Dr., Valley view, Ohio 44125.

The Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer’s Office offers several options for new and renewal dog licenses. You may pay online, visit a Neighborhood Location, or complete the interactive dog license application to mail-in with your check or money order payable to Cuyahoga County Treasurer.

“Ohio law requires owners of dogs to renew their dog license each year between December 1st and January 31st.”

  • One Year licenses (expiring January 31, 2018) - $20.00
  • Three Year licenses (expiring January 31, 2020) - $60.00
  • Permanent licenses (no expiration date) - $200.00

Three Year and Permanent licenses are NOT available for purchase at all Neighborhood Locations, only at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter or the Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters (for addresses, view the list of Neighborhood Locations). Or, you may print out the Dog License Application below and mail-in.

$20 Penalty Fee after January 31st

After January 31st, a penalty fee of $20 will be assessed on the purchase of One Year, Three Year, and Permanent licenses for all dogs older than three months of age.

The penalty can be avoided if you purchase the dog license immediately upon acquiring the dog. After the renewal period of December 1 through January 31st, a penalty will be assessed for all dogs licensed that are older than three months of age and have been owned for more than 30 days.

On-time Registration - December 1-January 31  Late Registration - After January 31st 
1 Year  3 Year Permanent 1 Year 3 Year Permanent
$20  $60 $200 $40 $80 $220
There are no provisions in the law to waive the fee. Dog owners with questions may contact our office at 216-443-7010. This online service is currently not available for tablets and cell phones.

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