Dog owners can purchase their annual dog licenses online. Please click the below link to purchase your dog license online. Users will be charged a $2.00 per license processing fee payable to the vendor.
Lifetime licenses may be purchased through the Treasurer’s office only. Lifetime licenses require a microchip or tattoo*. To download a Lifetime License application, click on the link below:
Dog License Application LIFETIME and PERMANENT IDENTIFICATION FORM
Permanent Identification Verification Form ONLY
Instructions for Lifetime Application (Microchip and Tattoo)
*tattoo numbers are issued by the Treasurer’s office. If you plan to have your dog tattooed, please refer to the instructions for lifetime licenses.
You can watch the Governor's Video on Dog Licensing that plays during the Farm Show streaming here. Download available here.
You may transfer an annual or lifetime license to another owner or another county.
County Transfer: Submit in writing the license number, owner name and new address, including county. Request must be signed by the current dog owner. Enclose two checks for $1.00 each made payable to “county treasurer” to cover the cost of transfer.
Ownership Transfer: Submit in writing authorization to transfer the dog license to the new owner. Include the license number, names and addresses of current and new owner. Request must be signed by the current dog owner. Enclose check for $1.00 made payable to “county treasurer” to cover the cost of transfer.
Requests should be mailed to:
Dauphin County Treasurer
P. O. Box 1295
Harrisburg, PA 17108
**If you are a dog owner in Dauphin County, it is important that you license your dog. Licensing is mandated by state law and is enforced by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Fines for failing to secure a license range from $25.00 to $300.00. The Dauphin County Treasurer's office maintains a database of licenses that are issued, which enables lost dogs to be returned to their owners more readily. This reduces costs incurred by the municipalities when the Humane Society must take possession of a lost dog.
NOTE: Harrisburg City residents must apply for license with the City Treasurer (717-255-3046).
If you have found a lost dog in Dauphin County and it has a license, please call 780-6550 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note: the agent listings below are only for Annual Dog Licenses
|Agway/Hanoverdale Country Store
486 Hershey Road
600 Clear Water Road
Hershey PA 17033
|Harrisburg Humane Society
7790 Grayson Rd.
|Hornung's Ace Hardware
6005 Bluebird Ave.
| Hornung's True Val. (Daup)
1000 Peter's Mtn. Road
| Hornung's True Val. (Halifax)
3811 Peter's Mtn. Road
| Hornung's True Val. (Paxtang)
|| 509 S 29th Street|
416 West Main Street
246 Market Street
| Lower Swatara Township
1499 Spring Garden Dr.
|Tender Loving Care Kennels
447 East Main Street
200 S. West St.