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Dog Licenses

What you need to know:

1. Purchasing a dog license is so incredibly important for your pets safety.  It helps us to return your dog home in a timely manner, should it ever go missing.

2. Dog Licenses go on sale December 1st through January 31st.  After January 31st you can still purchase your tag but there is a penalty.

3. Every dog in the state of Ohio is required by law to have a current license which must be renewed every year.  

4.  The funds received from dog licenses go towards the operation of the Wayne County Dog Shelter.  Your funds are helping care for dogs that are lost or abanadoned! 

5. A license can be purchased at the Wayne County Dog Shelter on Burbank Road and  the Wayne County Auditor's Office on Liberty Street all year long.   Numerous satellite locations throughout the county sell dog licenses from December 1st-January 31st.  Those locations are listed below. 





MAYSVILLE Maysville Elevator 10583 Harrison Rd. Apple Creek 330-695-4413

RITTMAN: All Creatures Veterinary Clinic 12545 Sheets Rd. Rittman 330-925-4910

                H & R Materials--Year Round 64 Sterling Ave. Rittman 330-925-1015

SHREVE Just A Mere Farm - Dr. Smith 3994 Shreve Eastern Rd. Shreve 330-567-3814

SMITHVILLE:  Smithville Town Hall: 207 W. Main Street, Smithville

WOOSTER: Discount Drug Mart 625 Beall Ave. Wooster 330-264-8404

                  Wayne County Dog Shelter--Year Round 5694 Burbank Rd. Wooster 330-345-1018

                  Wayne County Auditor -- Year Round 428 West Liberty Street, Wooster 330-287-5430



To renew a dog license please click on the link below.  You will be redirected to the Wayne County Auditor's Dog License Website.  Select Renew Online and proceed through the prompts.  



Thank you for helping to protect your dog by purchasing a Wayne County Dog License. For more information or any questions regarding dog licenses please contact the Wayne County Dog Shelter at 330-345-1018.