Dog Licenses go on Sale

Muskingum County Dog Licenses for 2021 go on sale December 1st, 2020 according to Debra J. Nye, County Auditor.

All dogs older than three months are required to be registered, per Ohio Revised Code 955.01.  The fee for a one-year license is $10.00.

Muskingum County also offers three-year and permanent non-transferrable licenses for sale.  These licenses are only available for purchase at the Muskingum County Auditor’s Office and the Muskingum County Dog and Kennel Office.  The fee for a three-year license is $30.00 and the fee for a permanent license is $100.00.

Kennel licenses are also available for sale at the price of $50.00.  These licenses are available for sale exclusively from the Muskingum County Auditor’s Office. Kennel licenses are only available if you are both breeding and selling your dogs. A valid Vendor’s License is required to purchase a Kennel License.

Renewal licenses will only be available for purchase with no penalty until February 1, 2021.  After this deadline, a late fee will be applied to all licenses.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there is currently no public access to the Muskingum County Auditor’s Office.  As such, purchasing options include:

  1. Purchasing your 2021 Dog License online at www.doglicenses.us/oh/muskingum.  Online purchases require an additional fee of $2.00 per license, plus shipping and handling of $0.50 per order.
  2. Purchasing your 2021 Dog License by completing a Dog License application and returning it with a check or money order by mail or to the drop box located outside the Muskingum County Auditor’s Office located at 401 Main St. Zanesville OH 43701. Please note that orders will not be processed on the same day’s business.  All tags will be mailed.
  3. Visiting one of our outside agencies to purchase your one-year Dog License with an additional charge of $0.75 per tag.  The following is a complete listing of outside agencies for Muskingum County:

Animal Shelter Society

1430 Newark Road


Benzer Pharmacy

817 Main Street


Countryside Animal Clinic

1018 Beverly Avenue


Do It Center East

2129 East Pike


Do It Center Maysville

2535 Maysville Pike


The Mill in Dresden

 16 E 7th Street


Gobel Hardware

23 N Main Street


Hanby Farms

10790 Newark Road


Muskingum County Dog & Kennel

1500 Newark Road


Muskingum County Library System

220 5th Street


Orme West Hardware

51 E Main Street

New Concord

Village of Frazeysburg Town Hall

7 West 2nd Street



If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Dog Licenses, please contact my office at (740) 455-7109, ext. 100.  Thank you for your understanding as our office navigates the current Coronavirus pandemic.