Get a 2023 dog registration by Jan. 31

The Wood County auditor is reminding dog owners that Jan. 31 is the deadline for 2023 dog registrations.

A registration fee of $14 must be paid with the application for each dog registered. The information necessary for registration is age, sex, spayed or neutered, color, length of hair, breed, name of dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner. A kennel fee of $70 must be paid with the application for each kennel registered and additional tags are available for $1 each for kennels with more than five dogs.

Dogs may be registered for a one-year term for $14, three-year term for $42, or a permanent license (for the dog’s life) for $140. Fees are:

Penalty fees will be collected on registrations received after Jan. 31, in the amount equal to the registration fee for each type of license.

Persons acquiring dogs after Jan. 31 have 30 days after the date of acquisition or the date that the dog reaches three months of age to register with the auditor’s office.

The preferred method of renewal is by mail or online. When mailing the application please include the license fee, dog information (as stated above) and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license with a postmark of January 3l or before. If necessary, licenses can be purchased in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office, second floor of the county office building between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday-Friday or at the Wood County Dog Shelter.

Internet applications may be made at and require an additional $2.15 processing fee per license which goes to the online firm processing the credit card purchase. Do not send cash with a mail-in application. For more information, call 419-354-9150.

The Wood County District Board of Health has adopted a regulation requiring that all dogs be immunized against rabies.

Mail applications to:

Matthew Oestreich

Wood County Auditor

One Courthouse Square

PO Box 368

Bowling Green, OH 43402