All dogs 5 months or older are required to be licensed as per Section No. 14-61(a) of the City Code.
To Make a Payment
Please provide the following
- Name, address, phone number, email address, dog(s) name(s)
- Rabies Certificate for each dog
- Cash or check made payable to the City of Columbus
(Please note that dog license payments must be paid separately from property tax payments)
- $15 per dog / spayed or neutered
- $30 per dog / unaltered
- $15 late fee
Note: late fee applies after April 1
Call with questions during regular business hours: Mon – Fri 8:00-4:30
Requirements for License
Evidence must be presented in the form of a current rabies vaccination certificate and for a neutered or spayed dog.
Owners who fail to obtain a license prior to April 1st of each year are subject to an additional fee of $5. This is required by Section Number 14-61(j) of the City Code.
Section Number 14-62(a) requires all owners to have dogs vaccinated against rabies. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required. Dogs must be vaccinated within 30 days after the dog reaches four months of age.
Kennel licenses are not available in the City of Columbus.