Dog License

Annual License - Applying Online
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.

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Annual License - Applying by Mail

Please click on the link below to print a dog license application which can be mailed to the Treasurer’s Office along with the appropriate payment in the form of a check or money order made payable to "Dauphin County Treasurer."
The annual license is valid for the current calendar year and must be renewed annually in January each year.

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Mail your application and check to:
Dauphin County Treasurer
101 Market Street, Room 105
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Lifetime Licenses - by mail or in person only
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: 


Permanent Identification Verification Form ONLY

Instructions for Lifetime Application (Microchip and Tattoo)dog

*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.

License Transfer
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 one check for $1.00 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.

Requests  for transfers should be mailed to:big dog

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
Phone #
Agway/Hanoverdale Country Store 566-2569
486 Hershey Road
Harrisburg 17112
Cavanaugh's Collars & Friends   3997 Sunnycrest Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Derry Twp. 533-2057
600 Clear Water Road
Hershey PA 17033
Harrisburg Humane Society 564-3320
7790 Grayson Rd.
Hbg. 17111
Hershey Pet Food Co. 566-2894 245 West Main Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036
Hornung's Ace Hardware 545-1222
6005 Bluebird Ave.
Linglestown 17112
Hornung's True Val. (Daup) 921-3551
1000 Peter's Mtn. Road
Dauphin 17018
Hornung's True Val. (Halifax) 896-2272
3811 Peter's Mtn. Road
Halifax 17018
Hornung's True Val. (Paxtang) 558-9935 509 S 29th Street
Hbg 17104
Kratzers Hardware 362-8326
416 West Main Street
Elizabethville 17023
Lehman's Hardware 692-4731
246 Market Street
Millersburg 17061
Lower Swatara Township 939-9377
1499 Spring Garden Dr.
Middletown 17057
Williamstown Borough 647-4848
200 S. West St.
Williamstown 17098