Dog tags for 2016 go on sale Dec. 1

Brown County Auditor Jill Hall reminds everyone dog tag season will begin soon. Tags go on sale Dec. 1 and owners have through Feb. 1, 2016 to purchase new dogs tags without a penalty. Dog owners have the option to purchase a one year tag, three year tag, or Lifetime tag. The Commissioners have made the decision to keep tags for 2016 at their present rate of one year- $12, three year- $36, and Lifetime- $120. Kennel tags will also stay the same at $80 per year for five tags, and $1 for each additional tag (owners are reminded every dog in the kennel must have a separate tag). Owners may only purchase kennel tags if breeding for sale or show, and must have a valid vendor license.

There are several ways to purchase dog tags. Mail the renewal form to the Auditor Office with a stamped, self-addressed envelope, and office personnel will mail the tags to you. Purchase tags online with a credit card; online sales are the only way to use a credit card per Ohio Law. Go to www.browncountyauditor.org and click on dog tags, then the picture of the dog. Enter your ID number from the renewal form. The company charges a small service fee for online sales. Upon receiving your purchase, office personnel will mail tags to you. Kennel tags are available only at the Auditor’s Office and three year and Lifetime tags are available only online or at the Auditor office.

Owners may purchase one year tags at the following locations from Dec. 1 through Jan. 31, 2016. Those locations marked with an * will sell tags year round. A service fee of 75 cents per dog tag will be added at these locations per Ohio Law: Call them for hours of operation: Auditor Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown 937-378-6398*; Animal Shelter, 100 Veterans Way, Georgetown 937-378-3457*; Crosstown Carryout, 1653 Crosstown Rd., Williamsburg 513-724-2205; Fayetteville Hardware, 19535 U.S. 68, Fayetteville 513-875-3030 *; Mt. Orab Pharmacy, 155 North Point Dr., Mt. Orab 937-444-0133; Tractor Supply, 7110 Bachman Rd., Sardinia 937-446-9425; Ripley Builder, Supply 116 Main St., Ripley 937-392-1371; Village of Aberdeen, 99 Main Cross, Aberdeen 937-795-2212; Village of Hamersville, 130 West Main St., Hamersville 937-379-1851; Village of Mt.Orab, 211 S. High St., Mt. Orab 937-444-4141 *.

A reminder is given that after Feb. 1, 2016, a dog tag will cost double, or $24 each and may also be subject to a $130 fine per dog, as stated in the Ohio Revised Code.

Those with questions should call the Auditor Office at 937-378-6398.