Fiscal Officer Scalise Reminds Dog Owners to Purchase New License by January 31, 2022


Akron, Ohio, January 21, 2022 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE
reminds dog owners that the last day to purchase a 2022 Summit County dog license is Monday,
January 31, 2022. Ohio Revised Code requires residents who own, keep, or harbor a dog more
than three months of age to purchase and maintain a current dog license.

The cost for a single-year license is $18.00, a three-year license is $54.00, and a
permanent/lifetime license is $180.00. Owners who fail to renew their license by the deadline
will be subject to a statutory late penalty of $18 per dog.

Dog owners should be advised that the United States Post Office is currently experiencing large
volumes of mail and frequent delays, which may impact registration and payment deliveries.
Mailed registration forms and payments must be U.S. postmarked by January 31, 2022, to avoid
the statutory late penalty.

Dog owners are encouraged to take advantage of our online registration for dog and kennel
licensing. You may purchase your dog or kennel license online by credit card or electronic check.
Online purchases are subject to a nominal service fee through the service provider, Official
Payments. For more information, please visit

“Maintaining a current dog license helps your pet return home quickly if it is ever lost or runs
away,” Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise said. “When a resident finds a dog, they can enter its
license tag number into our online database to locate its home. The database can be
conveniently accessed by cell phone, device, or personal computer at”.

Kennel owners must also renew their licenses by Monday, January 31, 2022. The cost is $80 per
license. Dogs providing assistance to those with disabilities may be eligible for a license free of
charge. Assistance dog licenses will remain valid throughout the animal’s life.

License registration forms are available to download and print from the Fiscal Office’s website at Owners may submit their registration and payment by mail to
the Summit County Fiscal Office, Services Department, 1030 E. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, Ohio

Single-year dog licenses may be purchased in person at the following neighborhood locations.
Please note that nongovernmental vendors charge a $0.75 per license processing fee. Please
visit our website for phone numbers of the following neighborhood locations. Dog owners are
advised to call first before visiting these establishments, as some locations may not be open to
the public due to COVID-19.
 Bath Veterinary Clinic, 1735 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Akron, OH 44333
 Copley Feed & Supply, 1468 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Copley, OH 44321
 Cuyahoga Falls BMV, 650 Graham Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
 Ellet License Bureau, 2420 Wedgewood Dr., Tallmadge, OH 44312
 Fairlawn BMV, 2955 Market St., Fairlawn, OH 44333
 Hudson Hardware, 5824 Darrow Rd., Hudson, OH 44236
 Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Rd., Unit 30, Twinsburg, OH 44087
 Northeast Ohio Auto Dealers Association, 688 Wolf Ledges Pkwy., Akron, OH 44311
 Northfield License Bureau, 10333 Northfield Rd., Northfield, OH 44067
 One of a Kind Pet Rescue, 1929 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313
 Pet Supplies Plus, 2789 W. Market St., Fairlawn, OH 44333
 Pet Supplies Plus, 3100 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319
 Quick Clean Car & Pet Wash, 2500 Mayfair Rd., Akron, OH 44312
 Stow License Bureau, 3039 Graham Rd., Stow, OH 44224
 Summit County Title Bureau – South, 3333 Massillon Rd, Suite 105, Akron, OH 44312
 Swan Hardware, 787 S. Arlington St., Akron, OH 44306
 Summit Animal Shelter, 250 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, OH 44307

Purchasing a current dog license benefits your pet, as well as your community. Funds generated
from the sale of dog licenses are redistributed to the Summit County Division of Animal Control
to supply food, shelter, and vaccinations to abandoned animals.

For more information about dog registration in Summit County, please visit our website at or call 330-630-7226.

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