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Duaphin County Dog License Transfers

You may transfer an annual or lifetime license to another owner or another county. County Transfer: Submit in writing the license number, owner name and new address, including county. Request must be signed by the current dog owner. Enclose two checks for $1.00 each made payable to “county treasurer” to cover the cost of transfer. Ownership Transfer: Submit in writing authorization to transfer the dog license to the new owner. Include the license number, names and addresses of current and new owner. Request must be signed by the current dog owner. Enclose check for $1.00 made payable to “county treasurer” to cover the cost of transfer. Requests should be mailed to: Dauphin County Treasurer P. O. Box 1295 Harrisburg, PA 17108 **If you are a dog owner in Dauphin County, it is important that you license your dog. Licensing is mandated by state law and is enforced by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Fines for failing to secure a license range from $25.00 to $300.00. The Dauphin County Treasurer’s office maintains a database of licenses that are issued, which enables lost dogs to be returned to their owners more readily. This reduces costs incurred by the municipalities when the Humane Society must take possession of a lost dog. NOTE: Harrisburg City residents must apply for license with the City Treasurer (717-255-3046). For more detailed information, go to: http://www.dauphincounty.org/government/Publicly-Elected-Officials/Treasurer/Pages/Dog-License.aspx

Are You Familiar With Our Area’s Dog Licensing Laws?

If you are a dog owner in Dauphin County, it is important that you license your dog. Licensing is mandated by state law and is enforced by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Fines for failing to secure a license range from $25.00 to $300.00. The Dauphin County Treasurer’s office maintains a database of licenses that are issued, which enables lost dogs to be returned to their owners more readily. This reduces costs incurred by the municipalities when the Humane Society must take possession of a lost dog.

  • Annual License – complete and mail annual license application and payment to Dauphin County Treasurer
  • Lifetime Microchip license – complete and mail Request for Microchip PIV form to Dauphin County Treasurer
  • Lifetime Tattoo License – complete and mail lifetime license application and payment to Dauphin County Treasurer. (Please include date of tattoo on top of application.)
  • Due to a change in regulation from the PA Bureau of Dog Law, we are now able to accept copied versions of the permanent identification verification forms required for lifetime dog licenses.
  • In order to transfer a lifetime or annual dog license, please send the license number and your personal information to the county that the license was issued. Please list the new county in which the dog will be licensed and the information will then be forwarded to the new treasurer for issuance. The cost of this transaction is $1 payable to the treasurer of the new county.
    • Please note: We will not complete a change of ownership or a transfer of a license unless we have written permission, with a signature, from the owner of the current license.

Dauphin County Treasurer P. O. Box 1295 Harrisburg, PA 17108

NOTE: Harrisburg City residents must apply for license with the City Treasurer (717-255-3046). If you have found a lost dog in Dauphin County and it has a license, please call 780-6550 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.dauphincounty.org/publicly-elected-officials/treasurer/dog-license/