Dog licenses are sold in the Lower Allen Township Tax Office for Cumberland County residents Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm. Dogs three months and older are required by law to have a license.
Pennsylvania State Dog Law (Chapter 21 of Title 7) requires all dogs three 3 months and older to be properly licensed every calendar year, in the County they reside. Fines range from $40.00 to $300.00 for a dog without a license.
Dog License Fees are $8.45 (male or female) for a Productive Dog, and $6.45 (male or female) if Neutered or Spayed. Individuals who are 65 and older, or have certain disabilities, are offered a discounted rate. The cost is $6.45 (male or female) if Productive and $4.45 (male or female) if Neutered or Spayed.
Instead of purchasing the yearly license, a dog owner can apply for a Lifetime Dog License. There are two options available to obtain the Lifetime Dog License. The dog owner chooses either a tattoo number to be placed on the inner part of the dog's right hind leg, or the implantation of a microchip as the means of permanent identification. The cost to purchase a Lifetime License is $51.00 if Productive, and $31.00 if Neutered or Spayed.
Again, a discounted rate is offered to individuals 65 and older, or individuals with certain disabilities. The cost then would be, $31.00 if Productive, and $21.00 if Neutered or Spayed.
If one is interested in obtaining the Lifetime Dog License, please contact the County Treasure's Office for further details.
Application forms are also available at most veterinary clinics, public libraries, some kennels through out the county and on-line (see the Link above).