York County: Licenses go to the dogs

The York Dispatch

Dog licenses for 2018 are now available, according to the York County Treasurer's Office, and not having your dog licensed can result in a hair-raising fine.

Regular licenses cost $8.50 per dog unless the animal has been spayed or neutered, in which case the annual cost drops to $6.50, according to the county.

The annual cost for senior citizens and people with disabilities is $6.50 per dog and $4.50 for spayed/neutered animals.

Lifetime licenses cost $51.50 per dog, but that drops to $31.50 for animals that are spayed or neutered, according to the county. The lifetime-license cost drops even further for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

Det. K9 Prince gets a cup of ice water during the first annual K9 Unit 5k Fun Run / Dog Walk at John Rudy County Park in East Manchester Township, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

To be eligible for lifetime licenses, dogs must be microchipped or have a tattoo identification, according to the county.

Those who don't license their dogs face $300 fines, according to the county.

To apply online, go to www.doglicenses.us/PA/York/

The York County Treasurer's Office also has a list of businesses, veterinarians and animal-welfare agencies where applications can be obtained. That list includes the York County SPCA and West York's Borough Animal Response krew (BARk).

Click here to see a list of places where York County dog license applications can be obtained.

Click here to obtain a York County dog license application online that can be mailed in or dropped off at the treasurer's office.

Applications also can be obtained and dropped off at the county treasurer's office, which is on the second floor of the York County Administrative Center at 28 E. Market St.

If your address or contact information changes after you license your dog, contact Ashley Feller in the treasurer's office so it can be updated in county records. Call her at 717-771-9603 or email her at AKFeller@YorkCountyPA.gov.

Anyone who has purchased a lifetime license but lost it can be issued a replacement tag. Feller is the contact person for that service as well.

For more information, visit or "like" the York County Treasurer's Office on Facebook.