Options on how to purchase your 2021 Dog License

The 2021 dog licenses went on sale beginning December 1st, 2020. All dogs older than three months are required to be registered, per Ohio Revised Code 955.01. 

Guernsey County also offers the following licensing options:

  • $14.00 for one-year license
  • $42.00 for three-year (non-transferable) license
  • $140.00 for permanent (non-transferable) license
  • $70.00 for kennel license

Please note that kennel licenses are only available if you are both breeding and selling your dogs. 

Renewal licenses will only be available for purchase with no penalty until January 31, 2021.  After this deadline, a late fee will be applied to all licenses.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there is RESTRICTED PUBLIC ACESS to the Guernsey County Auditor’s Office.  All visitors must have a face covering before entering and only ONE customer in our lobby at a time.

As such, please consider the following purchasing options:

  1. Purchasing online at doglicenses.us/OH/Guernsey Online purchases require an additional fee of $2.00 per license, plus shipping and handling of $0.50 per order.
  2. Purchasing by mail. Please compete an application and returning it with a check or money order to Guernsey County Auditor, 627 Wheeling Ave, Suite 203, Cambridge, OH 43725.
  3. Visiting one of our outside agencies to purchase a one-year license with an additional charge of $0.75 per tag.  The following is a complete listing of outside agencies for Guernsey County:

Moore Bros Hardware



Guernsey Veterinary Clinic



Guernsey County Dog Shelter



M & M Feed and Supply

Old Washington


Please be aware that these vendors may have their own Coronavirus policy in place.


If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Dog Licenses, please contact the office at my office at (740) 432-9247.  Thank you for your understanding as our office navigates the current Coronavirus pandemic.