Dog Wardens to Canvass Dauphin County; All Dogs Must be Licensed, Vaccinated Against Rabies

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Dog wardens will canvass homes in all areas of Dauphin County, except Harrisburg City, in April and May, to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.


It’s the Law – All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.45 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.45 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 for others.


Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.


Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.


Purchase a License – Purchase a license from the Dauphin County Treasurer at Dauphin County Courthouse, 101 Market St., Room 105, Harrisburg 717-780-6550, or by visiting Licenses may also be purchased at:


Dauphin – Hornung’s True Value

Elizabethville – Kratzers Hardware
Halifax – Hornung’s True Value

Harrisburg – Agway/Hanoverdale Country Store, Harrisburg Humane Society, Penbrook Borough, Swatara Township

Hershey – Derry Township, South Hanover Township

Linglestown – Hornung’s Ace Hardware

Middletown – Lower Swatara Township, Tender Loving Care Kennels

Millersburg – Lehman’s Hardware

Williamstown – Williamstown Borough


NOTE: Harrisburg City residents must apply for license with the City Treasurer at 717-255-3046.

More Information Visit or call 717-787-3062.

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