Sandusky County Dog Warden

Kelly Pocock, Chief Dog Warden

License Info

Ohio Dog License Laws

Sandusky County has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience for residents. Your pet’s license now includes DocuPet’s free HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service and designer license tags with personalization options.

When you register your pet in Sandusky County, you will receive a unique license tag to attach to their collar. The new licensing process with DocuPet allows residents to select a standard license tag at no additional charge or upgrade to one of DocuPet’s colorful designer tag styles for an additional fee.

Registration & Licensing Options

Residents can easily license their pets online at, or can license in person at one of the following locations:

Sandusky County Auditor's Office
100 N. Park Ave. Suite 228
Fremont, OH 43420
(419) 334-6123

Sandusky County Dog Warden
1950 Countryside Place
Fremont, OH 43420
(419) 334-2372

Residents can also purchase licenses through the mail by sending a completed license application and check to:

15 Technology Place, Suite 1
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Benefits of Licensing

Licensing your pet not only displays responsible pet ownership but it also helps fund local animal welfare initiatives in your community. In addition to your pet’s license, here are some benefits of your DocuPet online profile:

License Types & Prices

License Type

Regular Price

Online Price

1 Year License $20.00 $22.50 (Online Fee Included)
3 Year License $60.00 $64.50 (Online Fee Included)
Permanent License $200.00 $211.75 (Online Fee Included)
Kennel License $100.00 Not Available Online

Registration & Licensing Options:

You can also purchase your dog license at any of our following Satellite Offices:

Historical Sandusky County Dog License Prices

Sandusky County has consistently strived to maintain low dog registration & licensing fees. The cooperation and support of Sandusky County dog owners through purchasing and renewing dog licenses is essential to maintaining low license and registration prices. The chart below lists Sandusky County dog license prices since 1976. Dog licensing has been required under Ohio law since at least 1877 and originally cost $1.00 per license.



2020 - $20.00
2016 - 2019 $18.00
2010 - 2015 $14.00
2003 - 2009 $12.00
1987 - 2002 $10.00
1983 - 1986 $8.00
1980 - 1982 $7.00
1976 - 1979 $4.00