Jill Hall - Brown County Auditor


Important Dates

December 1st - Dog Tag Applications go on sale for next year

Dog Warden

Brown County Animal Shelter
(937) 378-3457
100 Veterans Blvd.
Georgetown, Ohio  45121

Licensing your dog

How Much?

During December – January you may purchase a 1 year tag for $12.00, a 3 year tag for $36.00 and a Lifetime tag for $120.00.  The 3 year and lifetime tags may only be purchased at the Auditor’s Office during the months of December and January.   After January 31 of any given year the 1 year tag will have a penalty of $12.00 added to it.  The Ohio Revised Code requires this penalty be added as of February 1 of any year.


All dogs over three (3) months of age must be licensed each year before the 2nd of February. If you bring your dog into Ohio after that date, you are required to purchase the license within 30 days.


At the Brown County Auditors Office, in the County Administration Building at 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday or at one of these satellite locations: 

 Fayetteville  Fayetteville Hardware & Supply  (513) 875-3030
 Georgetown  Brown County Auditor's Office
 (937) 378-6398
 Brown County Animal Shelter  (937) 378-3457
 Mt. Orab  Wright's Country Store
 (937) 444-7700
 Village of Mt. Orab  (937) 444-4141
 Williamsburg  Watson’s Crosstown Carryout  (513) 724-2205

Please call (937)-378-6398 or toll-free (888)-244-6420 for further information. After February 2, the fees will include a penalty unless a dog is newly acquired.


First, licensing is a requirement of State Law. Second, the license attached to your dog's collar will identify you as the owner should the dog be lost. If your dog, with his license attached, is found running at large by the Brown County Warden, you will be contacted by phone to let you know that the dog has been impounded and where you can retrieve him.

With a license your dog can be kept for up to 14 days. Without a license your dog can be held for no more than three days according to State Law.