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Do you think dogs should be licensed? it is now available in Lawrence County

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The issuance of dog licenses for 2022 is now available in Lawrence County. Dogs must have a license by January 1.

Registrations can be purchased at the county treasurer’s office on Court Street in New Castle, Pennsylvania, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday through Friday or mailed to Lawrence County Treasurer, 430 Court St., New Castle, PA 16101. The cost of a license is $ 8, and the first license should be purchased by January 1, 2023.

The Treasurer’s Office also offers other services to dog owners:

  • The registration of dogs who have been microchipped.
  • The registration of service animals.
  • The licensing of kennels and catteries.

There is no federal law that requires dogs to be licensed. This is handled in the state or county jurisdictions. And not all states or counties require a license to have your dog.

Dogs who have not been licensed by January 1, 2023, may be subject to a late fee of $ 25.

Online, yearly dog licenses can be purchased for $65 at padoglicense.com or for an extra $2 per license from a third-party location.

Reed’s Services, 1312 Woodside Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117; Reed’s Services, 2613 State Street., New Castle; The Critter Corner, 1001 Wilmington Road, New Castle; and Lawrence County Humane Society, 973 Old Route 18, New Wilmington.

Dogs must have a license if they are six months or older and reside in Lawrence County. All dogs must be licensed by January 1 of the year in which they turn six months old and each year thereafter.

Owners of dogs and cats can get a yearly license for $30. Both licenses are good during the year, beginning on Jan. 1 and ending on Dec. 31, unless otherwise stated in the statute or confirmed with an owner’s manual provided by the manufacturer.

The dog’s owner must sign the application.

The treasurer’s office will accept dog licenses from other counties. A license from another county does not transfer and is not valid in Lawrence County.

For annual licenses, the fee is $8.50 for dogs that are not spayed/neutered for a non-senior/disabled person, $6.50 for a dog that has been spayed/neutered, and $2 for a senior citizen (65 years of age or older) or disabled person.

The cost of a lifetime dog license is $51.50 for dogs that are not spayed/neutered for a non-senior disabled person, $31.50 for a spayed/neutered dog for a non-senior/disabled person, $31.50 for a non-spayed/neutered dog for a senior citizen (65 years of age or older) or disabled person, and $51.50 for dogs that are spayed/neutered for a senior or disabled person.

Senior citizens, 65 years of age or older, may be eligible for a reduced fee license if they are income-eligible under federal guidelines. Senior citizens must provide proof of age and income from their tax return from the previous year.

In addition to a yearly license, residents can pay for a lifetime dog license through one of three payment plans:

  • Monthly Auto Pay – a fixed monthly fee for a minimum of three months at a time. The fee is $7 per month for up to 12 months.
  • Annual Auto Pay – a fixed annual fee for a minimum of one month at a time. The fee is $8.50 per year for up to five years.
  • Monthly Manual Pay – an open-ended agreement that requires monthly payments, but the last payment may not be longer than 12 months from the start date. The fee is $7 per month for up to 12 months.

License fees are not prorated for shorter periods of time.

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