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Ross County – Get Those Puppies Legal, Lehner Announces Extension of 2024 Ross County Dog License Application Deadline


(Ross County, Ohio) — Auditor Jeff Lehner today announced that Ross County’s deadline to purchase 2024 dog licenses without late fees has been extended from January 31 to February 15 pursuant to a resolution passed by the Ross County Commissioners.

“What this means for affected Ross County dog and kennel owners is that they effectively have two more weeks to buy their licenses before state-mandated late fees double their prices,” Lehner said.  “If you need a dog license, why not take advantage of the opportunity to pay less?”

Ohio law requires individuals who “own, keep or harbor” a dog aged three months or more to obtain dog licenses annually.  Ross County’s $10 per dog license and $50 per kennel license will double to $20 for dogs and $100 for kennels after the new February 15 deadline following today’s Commissioners’ action.

Below are locations at which dog owners can purchase licenses.  Ross County citizens with questions are invited to call the Auditor’s office at 740-702-3080.


Online: https://doglicenses.us/OH/Ross

Garman Feed & Supply

3540 OH-28

South Salem OH 45681


Paint Valley Hardware & Supply

570 E Main St

Bainbridge OH 45612


Frankfort Hardware & Gifts

15 N Main St

Frankfort OH 45628


Central Center Hardware

653 Central Center
Chillicothe OH 45601


Kingston Market

9277 OH-159

Kingston OH 45644


North Fork Animal Clinic

2260 Anderson Station Rd

Chillicothe OH 45601


Ross County Humane Society
2308 Lick Run Rd

Chillicothe OH 45601


Ross County Auditor’s Office

2 N Paint St Ste G

Chillicothe OH 45601