Dog licenses on sale now for 2020


Jessica Johnston

Pepper was a featured pup in September 2018 that was previously available for adoption at the Muskingum County Dog Warden and Adoption Center.

By Jessica Johnston, Assistant News Director

The Muskingum County Auditor has announced the 2020 sale of dog licenses which began Sunday, Dec. 1.

From Dec. 1 through Jan. 31, 2020, dog owners can purchase a one-year dog license for $10, a three-year dog license for $30 or a permanent license for $100.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, section 955.01, all dogs older than three months of age are required to have a license.

Any one-year licenses that are purchased after Jan. 31 will have an additional $10 penalty fee attached to the license cost. After Jan. 31, licenses can be purchased at the Muskingum County Auditor’s Office, the Animal Shelter Society, Inc. or the Muskingum County Dog Warden and Adoption Center.

Similar to years past, one-year licenses can be purchased for $10.75 at each of the following “agent sites” throughout Muskingum County.

Agent sites include:

  • Animal Crackers Veterinary Hospital 2300 June Parkway in South Zanesville
  • Animal Shelter Society 1430 Newark Rd. in Zanesville
  • Benzer Pharmacy 817 Main St. in Dresden
  • Countryside Animal Clinic 1018 Ave. in Zanesville
  • Do It Center East 2129 East Pike in Zanesville
  • Do It Center Maysville 2535 Maysville Pike in Zanesville
  • Dresden Feed & Supply 301 Main St. in Dresden
  • Gobel Hardware 23 N. Main St. in Roseville
  • Hanby Farms 10790 Newark Rd. in Nashport
  • Muskingum County Dog Warden and Adoption Center 1500 Newark Rd. in Zanesville
  • John McIntire Library 220 Fifth St. in Zanesville
  • Orme Hardware 51 E. Main St. in New Concord
  • Starrett’s Hardware 293 Main St. in Duncan Falls
  • Village of Frazeysburg Town Hall 7 W. Second St. in Frazeysburg

Three-year dog licenses, as well as permanent dog licenses can only be purchased at the Muskingum County Auditor’s Office and the Muskingum County Dog Warden and Adoption Center.

Online purchases of one-year dog licenses can be made at Purchases made online will have an additional $2 fee per license, as well as a $0.50 postage and handling fee.

Licenses can be ordered by mail by sending the appropriate fee along with a self-addressed envelope to the Muskingum County Auditor at 401 Main St. Zanesville, OH 43701. The mailed request must also include the owner’s name, address, phone number and a description of the dog, which includes the age, sex, color and breed.

Kennel licenses can also be purchased at the Muskingum County Auditor’s Office for $50 through Jan. 31. After Jan. 31, the fee increases to $100. Anyone buying a kennel license must also have a vendor’s license prior to purchasing the kennel license.

Three-year licenses and permanent licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable.