Montgomery County Offers Amnesty Period for Dog Licenses

Beginning Friday, August 26 through Friday, September 9, Montgomery County dog owners can purchase a license for their canine without penalty fees.  On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 the Montgomery County Commissioners passed a resolution to establish the “Amnesty Dog License Period.”                 

The Amnesty program is designed to encourage dog owners to license their dogs and pay only the standard license fee with no penalty.  Owners whose dogs have been spayed or neutered will pay a $20 license fee.  Owners whose dogs have not been altered will pay $24 per dog license.

There are exceptions made for dog breeders who have proper registration and hunters who have a valid hunting license and use their dog for hunting. In addition, dogs that are medically certified by their veterinarian as being too old or health compromised may receive the $20 rate by providing certification with their application to the Auditor's Office.

Revenue from licensing is the Animal Resource Center’s major source of funding.  Proceeds from license sales help the Animal Resource Center to care for stray and lost animals, spay and neuter every animal that leaves the center as an adopted pet and provide animal control services to our community.  

Amnesty dog licenses will be sold from Friday, August 26 through Friday, September 9 at the following locations:

  • Montgomery County Auditor’s Office, County Administration Building, 451 W. Third Street, Dayton
  • Online at:
  • Animal Resource Center, 6790 Webster Street, Dayton
  • Humane Society of Greater Dayton - 1661 Nicholas Road, Dayton, OH
  • SICSA, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering                          

You can also purchase your amnesty dog license at the ARC booth at the Montgomery County Fair from August 31 through September 5.

A Montgomery County dog license can be traced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  A license distinguishes a lost dog from a stray dog.  A Montgomery County Dog License provides legal proof of ownership, and licensed dogs are eligible for the Vacation Registration Program.  For more information, contact the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center at:  937-898-4457.