Thank you for licensing your dog. A license is your dog's ticket home. The Treasurer's Office maintains a database of all licenses issued in the county, which allows us to reunite dog and owner quickly. State law requires all dogs 3-months and older to be licensed. Please call our office if you have any questions regarding licensing. (717) 780-6550.
Annual licenses may be purchased online, in person or through the mail.
Lifetime licenses may be purchased by mail or in person at the Treasurer's Office.
Lifetime licenses are not available online or at agent locations.
Annual License - Applying Online
Dog owners can purchase their annual dog licenses online. Please click the link below to purchase your dog license online. Users will be charged a $2.00 per license processing fee payable to the vendor.
<<<<<<<<<<<<< Click here to apply ONLINE. Easy, fast and convenient!!
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. Annual licenses may also be purchased at one of our approved agent locations throughout Dauphin County. Scroll down for list of agents.
Dog License Application ANNUAL <<<<<<<< Click here to download an ANNUAL application
Lifetime Licenses - by mail or in person only - MICROCHIP REQUIRED
Lifetime licenses may be purchased through the Treasurer’s office only, in person or by mail. The lifetime license application may be downloaded from this site, but the license cannot be purchased through our online vendor or at an approved agent location. Lifetime licenses require a microchip or tattoo*. To download a Lifetime License application, click on the link below:
Dog License Application LIFETIME <<<<<<<< Click here to download a LIFETIME application
*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.
Mail your application and check to:
Dauphin County Treasurer
c/o Dog Licensing Division
101 Market Street, Room 105
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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:
c/o Dog License Transfers
P. O. Box 1295
Harrisburg, PA 17108
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.