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The Stark County Auditor

Stark County Dog Program

Found a lost dog? We can help you Locate the Owner.

110 Central Plaza S., Suite 210
Canton, OH  44702

(330) 451-7354


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Dog Licenses

Ohio State Law requires any dog over the age of three (3) months to have a license within 30 days of ownership. Any license purchased after 30 days of ownership, or renewed after the annual renewal period must include a penalty equal to the cost of the license. Your dog’s license may be purchased at the Auditor’s office Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 4:30. Also check the list of Agents below.

Tag Renewals

Ohio Law requires that licenses be renewed each year between December 1st and January 31st.


Adult Dog License - $14.00 PER DOG due by January 31st (late fee of $14.00 per dog will apply if not postmarked by due date).

Kennel License - $10.00 plus $70.00 for five tags and is available through the  Auditor's Office ONLY (additional tags may be purchased for $2.00 each) due by January 31st (late fee of $70.00 and $2.00 will apply if not postmarked by due date).

A duplicate license is only $5.00 To transfer a current license to a new owner is only $5.00

We ask all dog owners to place the new dog tag on the dog’s collar immediately to help insure your dog’s safe return home.

Current Licenses From Outside Stark County

If you move to Stark County from another county within Ohio we will honor the license until it is expired. If you move here from another state you are required to purchase a license within 30 days.

Lost Dogs

Dog licenses are designed to assist in the location and return of a lost pet.

Why License Your Dog? IT’S THE LAW!


Important Phone Numbers

Stark County Humane Society (330) 453-5529
American Kennel Club (919) 233-9767
Stark County Dog Warden (330) 451-2343
Pilot Dogs, Inc. (614) 221-6367


Purchasing Locations

The following locations sell dog licenses. If you received an application, please bring it with you.

NameAddressCity & ZipPhone
Auditor’s Office110 Central Plaza S., Suite 210Canton 44702330-451-7354
Discount Drug Mart4730 Hills and Dales NWCanton 44708330-477-1558
Discount Drug Mart1695 North Main St.North Canton 44720330-497-9393
Discount Drug Mart4925 Portage St NWNorth Canton 44720330-966-2115
Dumont Seed Co.619-30th St. NWCanton 44709330-492-0204
Fulton Hardware460 Beverly Ave.Canal Fulton 44614330-854-2270
Hartville Hardware1315 Edison St. NWHartville 44632330-877-3631
Kamph's Do It Best Hardware12720 Lincoln Way WestMassillon 44646330-830-5292
Kishman's IGA202 High St E.Minerva 44657330-868-7727
Massillon Auto Club1972 Wales Rd NEMassillon 44646330-833-9026
Metzger Hardware109 Constitution AveLouisville 44641330-875-5586
PBS Animal Health2780 Richville Dr SEMassillon 44646330-834-9252
Pet Connection1441 W State StAlliance 44601330-823-7387
R and R Junction LTD333 Wabash Wabash Ave. S.Brewster 44613330-756-0001
Rocky's Inc.224 N. Mill St.Waynesburg 44688330-866-5501
Schott Feed and Supply715 E. Patterson StAlliance 44601330-823-7277
Stark County Auto Dealers2812 Whipple Ave, NWCanton 44708330-477-5555
Stark County Dog Warden1801 Mahoning Rd NECanton 44705330-451-2343
Stark County Humane Society5100 Peach St. NELouisville 44641330-453-5529
Your Olde Tyme Hardware3049 Cleveland Ave SWCanton 44707330-484-6464