Montgomery County Treasurer Jason Salus today announced that residents can now purchase their 2015 dog licenses through his office. According to Salus, since the new licenses became available earlier this month, over five thousand dogs have been licensed across Montgomery County.
“One of the goals of my office is to make getting a dog license fast and easy,” said Salus. “Licenses can be purchased or renewed online, through the mail or at a number of satellite locations across the County.”
According to Salus, Pennsylvania state law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1 of each year. “If your dog is lost, a license is their ticket home. It helps animal control and shelters identify dogs to return them home safely,” said Salus.
An annual dog license is $8.50, or $6.50 if the animal is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification like a microchip or tattoo. Additionally, older adults and people with disabilities may be eligible for discounts. Owners who do not purchase a license could face state fines and penalties of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
Licenses may be purchased at the Treasurer’s office which is located on the sixth floor of One Montgomery Plaza in Norristown or online at www.montcopa.org/treasurer. For more information or with any questions please contact Treasurer Salus’ office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (610) 278-3066.