The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement to Canvas Door-To-Door in Montgomery County This Spring

Starting this Spring, dog wardens from the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, will be going door-to-door in neighborhoods across Montgomery County conducting license and rabies compliance checks.

Pennsylvania law mandates that all dogs three months and older should be licensed yearly by January 1st, and all dogs and cats must have current rabies vaccinations starting at three months of age.  The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement warns that owners that do not comply could face a fine of up to $300 per animal.

There are three options available for dog licensing:

  • Annual dog license fees are $8.50, and $6.50 if your dog is neutered. Annual dog licenses can be purchased online, by mail, or over the counter at the Treasurer’s Office. There is a convenience fee of $2.00 that is charged by the credit card processor.
  • A lifetime dog license must be purchased through the Treasurer’s Office and requires the dog to be tattooed or micro-chipped. The cost for a lifetime license is $51.50, if your dog is neutered the cost is $31.50.
  • A Senior citizen or person with a disability lifetime license fee is $31.50, and a neutered dog is $21.50.

To see these licenses more completely, and for more information on obtaining a dog license, click here. 

You can also register your dog in person at the Montgomery County Treasurer, Jason Salus’ office located at:

One Montgomery Plaza
Sixth Floor
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404