Dog licenses are now on on sale and may be purchased through Jan. 31 for $14 per dog. Starting Feb. 1, the fee is $28 per dog.
The license tag has an assigned identification number that identifies the owner should the dog become lost.
People who have not licensed a dog in the past will have no penalty to license the pet for the new year. Residents with a dog with a license will receive a license form in the mail.
Licenses may be purchased at the Holmes County Auditor's Office, 75 E. Clinton St., or at the Holmes County Dog Warden Department, 5387 County Road 349, both Millersburg. Both locations can accept debit/credit card payments.
There are many satellite locations throughout the county that will sell licenses. Take the license form when purchasing new tags. Licenses may also be purchased by mail. Return the entire application with the proper fee and the Auditor's Office will mail tags back. Licenses also may be purchased online. For more information visit www.holmescountydoglicense.com.
A kennel license is available for $70. A tag must be purchased for each dog in a kennel that is over the age of 3 months. The kennel license will be sold with five tags; additional tags will be $1 per tag. A kennel license can be purchased only at the Auditor's Office or Dog Warden Department.
All of license revenues go toward the operation of the Holmes County Kennel. The Holmes County Kennel is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4;30 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dog agents for tag sales in Holmes County are:
Holmes County Auditor's Office; Holmes County Dog Warden; Becks Mills General Store, Becks Mills; Bargain Shed, Holmesville; Farmerstown General, Farmerstown; Garver's Service Station, Killbuck; Moore's Lawn & Garden, Millersburg; Mount Hope Hardware, Mount Hope; Orme Hardware, Berlin; Millersburg True Value, Millersburg; Wolfcreek Veterinary Clinic, Millersburg; Myers 76, Clark; Prairie Station, Big Prairie; Whitmer's Store, Winesburg; Buckeye Deli, Nashville; East Holmes Vet Clinic, Berlin; and Village Veterinary Clinic, Millersburg.
The agents may collect an administrative fee of 75 cents per dog in addition to the license fee.