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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


Buy Dog Tags Online

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.

Name Address City & Zip Phone
Auditor’s Office
110 Central Plaza S., Suite 210
Canton 44702
Discount Drug Mart
4730 Hills and Dales NW
Canton 44708
Discount Drug Mart
1695 North Main St.
North Canton 44720
Discount Drug Mart
4925 Portage St NW
North Canton 44720
Dumont Seed Co.
619-30th St. NW
Canton 44709
Fulton Hardware
460 Beverly Ave.
Canal Fulton 44614
Hartville Hardware
1315 Edison St. NW
Hartville 44632
Kamph's Do It Best Hardware
12720 Lincoln Way West
Massillon 44646
Kishman's IGA
202 High St E.
Minerva 44657
Massillon Auto Club
1972 Wales Rd NE
Massillon 44646
Metzger Hardware
109 Constitution Ave
Louisville 44641
PBS Animal Health
2780 Richville Dr SE
Massillon 44646
Pet Connection
1441 W State St
Alliance 44601
R and R Junction LTD
333 Wabash Ave. S.
Brewster 44613
Rocky's Inc.
224 N. Mill St.
Waynesburg 44688
Schott Feed and Supply
715 E. Patterson St
Alliance 44601
Stark County Auto Dealers
2812 Whipple Ave, NW
Canton 44708
Stark County Dog Warden
1801 Mahoning Rd NE
Canton 44705
Stark County Humane Society
5100 Peach St. NE
Louisville 44641
Your Olde Tyme Hardware
3049 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton 44707