Monday, December 05, 2011

BUTLER COUNTY: 2012 Dog Tags Now Available

HAMILTON, Ohio – Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds announced that dog tags for 2012 are on sale now, from Dec.1 until Jan. 31, 2012. Tags are $14 per dog and are valid for all of 2012. After Jan. 31, 2012, there is a late penalty to buy tags.

Renewal applications are now in the mail for previously tagged dogs. The Auditor’s Office has also sent out a mass e-mail reminder to many current registered dog owners – those who previously purchased tags online. Renewal forms postmarked by Jan. 31, 2012, will not be considered late. Those persons receiving a renewal notice who no longer own a dog may disregard the form.

Dog tags can be purchased online at The site accepts MasterCard and Visa. Tags are also available in the Auditor’s office in downtown Hamilton and at over 50 other locations throughout the county. The list of businesses that sell licenses is also available on the Auditor’s website.

“It is important that dog owners purchase a license,” says Auditor Reynolds. “If a dog escapes or gets lost, the license is a means of identity. A license may be the only way of retrieving a lost pet. Also, licensing a dog is an issue of public safety.”

“It may be a bit of an inconvenience, but the fact is that just a few dollars and a limited investment of time will license and protect a dog. And, of course, licensing our dogs is the law.”

There were 38,032 licenses sold in 2011, an increase over the 37,683 tags sold in 2010.