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2024 Hardin County dog tags on sale December 1

Notice to all Hardin County dog owners: every dog three months of age and older must have a dog license. The fee for a 2024 tag is $20.00 and the fee for a kennel license is $100.00.

Dog tags may be purchased from the following Ada businesses between December 1 and January 3:

  • Ada Animal Hospital
  • Middlefield Banking Co.

If such application for registration is not filed and said fee paid on or before January 31, 2024, the County Auditor shall assess a penalty of $20.00 on a dog license and $100.00 on a kennel license. Anyone found harboring an unlicensed dog after the 31st of January shall be cited into court.

After January 31, 2024 officers will be visiting door to door checking to be sure all dogs are registered and tagged. The fine for harboring an unlicensed dog cannot be less than $25.00 but no more than $150.00 on a first offense. On each subsequent offense the fine shall not be less than $75.00, but no more than $250.00 and imprisonment for not more than 30 days, plus court costs on each offense.

Please remember that should your dog become lost, its license tag could be its ticket home.

    Tags may also be purchased at the Hardin County Auditor's Office and the Hardin County Dog Shelter, as well as through the Hardin County Auditor's website at or

    Certain requirements must be met in order to purchase a kennel license, and they may only be purchased at the Hardin County Dog Shelter.