Montco Owners Must Renew their Dog Licenses for 2013
From Montgomery County Treasurer Jason Salus:
Over the next several weeks and months dog owners who have previously purchased dog licenses will be receiving reminders to renew their licenses for 2013.
Pennsylvania State Law requires an annual dog license be obtained for all dogs three months or older. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Office of Dog Law Enforcement strictly enforce all aspects of dog licensing, kennel operation and dog control facilities. Owners of unlicensed dogs can be charged with fines as high as $300.
As the agent for dog licensing in Montgomery County, the Treasurer’s Office provides a variety of ways for residents to obtain their licenses, the most popular of which is a website that allows dog owners to apply, print and pay for their 2013 dog licenses online. The website provides for payment by credit card or online check. The Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office will mail your dog tag out to you within three days of receiving your application and payment via the internet. Visit http://treasurer.montcopa.org to link to www.PaDogLicense.com for secure, online payment.
The cost for an annual license is $6.45. If you choose to pay via the internet, a small convenience fee of $2 per license by our agent is applicable. You may also mail your application with your check to the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office-Licensing, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404-311.
In addition, dog licenses can be obtained by visiting the Treasurer’s Office at One Montgomery Plaza on the corner of Swede and Airy Streets in Norristown.
All proceeds from Dog Licenses help to fund the enforcement of Pennsylvania’s Dog Law, Rabies Law, kennel inspections, dog control facilities and investigations of animal cruelty incidents. The Office of Dog Law Enforcement is particularly proud of its efforts to clean up or shut down notorious puppy mills across the state.
Montgomery County Treasurer Jason Salus encourages all dog owners to obtain the proper licensing.
"We want to make sure that Montgomery County is a healthy place for our pets to call home," said Salus. "Getting your dog licensed will help us ensure that canines from Conshohocken to Cheltenham and puppies from Pottstown to Perkiomenville will have a safe environment to live and play."
The Treasurer’s website also links to www.PaLostDog.com which has been provided free of charge to the county by www.PaDogLicense.com for locating lost pets of any kind. You may upload a digital picture of your lost pet to the site for others to view.
Please note that lifetime licenses are only available through the Treasurer’s Office. Please call the office at 610-278-3071 for details.