Time Running Out For Owners Of Unlicensed Dogs

POTTER COUNTY – State dog law enforcement officers are returning to Potter County soon and, this time, they mean business! Earlier, they canvassed the region to look for unlicensed dogs and only issued warnings to those owners who were found in violation. On the next visit, they’ll issue citations for owners of unlicensed dogs, which carry fines and court costs.

Dog owners in Potter County have the option of buying their 2010 dog licenses directly through the internet, or filling out and mailing applications obtained through the county’s website. They can also purchase licenses in person at the County Treasurer’s Office in the Gunzburger Building. Treasurer Krista Miller has worked out an arrangement for online license sales via credit card through a dedicated website, available at padoglicense.com. There is a $2.00 fee. 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 will also have access to the 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 is required for all dogs three months or older. Discounts of $2.00 per license are available for older adults and people with disabilities. Lifetime licenses 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. Cost is $8.00 per license, or $6.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered.

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