Dog License Information
All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.
An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.
The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.
Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents.
You can also print, fill out and mail your application. The application can be found here.
Attn: Dog License
313 West Market Street, Suite 3202
PO Box 2748
West Chester, PA 19380
If you are concerned about animal abuse and would like to report it you are urged to call the Pennsylvania State Police.
Non-Emergencies: (610) 268-2022
Chester County Dog Warden
(P) (610) 909-5666
(P) (717) 787-3062
(P) (610) 869-9880
253 Snyder Road
Reading, PA 19605
(P) (610) 926-3136