Pets & Animals

Dog License Information

In Chester County all dogs must be licensed by January 1st of each year. Violators could be fined up to $300 plus court costs. Licenses can be purchased online or by mail.

Online applications may be found here

You can also print, fill out and mail your application. The application can be found here.

Applications and payment can be mailed to:

Chester County Treasurer's Office
Attn: Dog License
313 West Market Street, Suite 3202
PO Box 2748
West Chester, PA 19380

For more information regarding Dog Licenses, click here.

Keep your pet safe... Get your dog license today!

Animal Welfare

The welfare of animals is typically regulated at the county or state level. If you have concerns regarding an animals safety please use the links below.

If you are concerned about animal abuse and would like to report it you are urged to call the Pennsylvania State Police. 
Emergencies: 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies: (610) 268-2022

Chester County Dog Warden
Maureen Siddons
(P) (610) 909-5666
Dog Law Act

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
(P) (717) 787-3062

Large Animal Protection Society (LAPS)
(P) (610) 869-9880

Local Animal Rescues

Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue

Comp Animals Pet Rescue

Treetops Animal Rescue


The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website has a lot of information on it; if you have questions regarding hunting, wildlife emergencies, violations and road-kill disposal and more check it out or call our local office at the number below.

Pennsylvania Game Commission
Southeast Region
253 Snyder Road
Reading, PA 19605
(P) (610) 926-3136