Posted December 11, 2014
Mercer County residents can now purchase dog licenses at the Mercer County Treasurer's Office or from one of more than a dozen area dog agents. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
"A dog license is an inexpensive way to keep peace of mind in the event your dog gets lost," Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George Greig said. "It's your dog's ticket home, and it's the law."
All license fees have increased 5 cents for 2015. 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 senior citizens and people with disabilities.