Dog owners can now purchase their 2013 dog licenses from county treasurers. In Potter County, licenses are available through the county’s website, pottercountypa.net (click on Departments/Treasurer’s Office), or in person at the Treasurer’s Office in the Gunzburger Building. There is a $2.00 fee for online orders. The treasurer’s office will receive automatic notification of online orders and will mail the tags to owners generally within one to two working days. Police agencies and dog law enforcement officers also have access to the online system to facilitate return of lost dogs through license numbers. The site also offers a free service through which owners of lost pets can upload a picture and information.
An annual license for all dogs three months or older is required by state law and must be obtained by Jan. 1. Cost is $8.45 per license, or $6.45 if the dog is spayed or neutered. Discounts of $2.00 per license are available for older adults and people with disabilities. Lifetime licenses are available for $51.45 or $31.45 and must be purchased in person at the Treasurer’s Office. Applications printed from the county’s website (pottercountypa. net) should be filled out and mailed with payment to County Treasurer, 1 N. Main St. Suite 202, Coudersport PA 16915. Owners who fail to license their dogs could be subject to a fine of up to $300 per animal.
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