2024 Butler County Dog Licenses Available


Tis the season in Butler County for dog licenses, which help fund the Animal
Friends Humane Society and the County Dog Warden. Our “furry” family members depend on
responsible dog owners to do their part.
dog with tag
New for 2024, the Butler County Auditor’s Office is partnering with DocuPet to
administer its licensing program. DocuPet will simplify and improve dog
licensing to benefit not only pet owners but the entire community.

“We’re excited to partner with DocuPet this year,” said Butler County Auditor Nancy Nix. “They offer
customizable licenses and a 24-hour HomeSafe lost pet service. We’re hoping to reduce the number of
animals in our shelter and open up space and resources for pets needing more care.”

The 2024 licenses are now on sale and the licensing renewal period runs through Jan. 31, 2024. Dog
licenses are still $14 each and are valid for all of 2024. A 3-year license ($42) or a permanent license
($140) is also available.

“We are very proud to kick off this effective program with the Butler County Auditor to increase pet
identification and reunification services for all residents,” said Grant Goodwin, DocuPet’s CEO. “Pets
wearing DocuPet tags spend little to no time in the shelter versus unlicensed pets.”

Dog licenses can be easily purchased online at butlercountyohio.docupet.com. The DocuPet site accepts
credit cards or Visa/MasterCard debit cards.

Pet licensing is mandatory for dogs in Ohio. With the announcement of this new partnership, DocuPet
and the Auditor’s Office hope to increase compliance among pet owners.

Residents can browse hundreds of colorful and unique designer tag styles online or design their own tag
with an easy-to-use customization tool. Every DocuPet tag is equipped with the free HomeSafe™ 24/7
lost pet service and it may double as a pet’s ID tag. DocuPet’s dedicated dispatch staff is available to
reunite lost pets with their families around the clock. When tags arrive in the mail, look for the blue
DocuPet logo on the envelope.

Remember to make your purchase by January 31 before a $14 penalty is applied per state law