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Dog Licenses

Effective 12/01/2023, all Dog Licenses may be purchased online.
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Please see below for in-person purchases.


Annual Dog licenses will no longer be sold at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 South Seventh Street, Room 119, Allentown, PA.  They may be purchased at one of the designated issuing agents. The license is valid only for the calendar year.

  • Paul's Hardware, 2821 Rt. 309, Orefield, Pa.
  • 610-395-3233.
  • Boyer's Hardware, 130 Main St., Slatington, Pa.
  • Blose's Market, 7070 Rt 309, New Tripoli, Pa.
  • Hometown Pet Center, 702 W. State St., Coopersburg, Pa.
  • K-9 Kampus, 1855 Folk Rd., Fogelsville, Pa.
  • Animal Control - City of Allentown, 641 S. 10th St., Allentown, Pa.

The following information is needed when purchasing a dog license.

  • Owner's name, address, and telephone number.
  • Dog's name, age, breed, sex, and color.
  • Proof of age is required for Sr. Citizen (age 65 or older).
  • A veterinarian's proof of neutering or spaying to take advantage of lower fees.

Lifetime Dog Licenses

Lifetime dog licenses are available if you are going to have the dog tattooed or implanted with a microchip.  These licenses may be purchased by mail or in person at the Lehigh County Government Center.  A tattoo number is issued by the County fiscal Office at the time of application. Completion of a Permanent Identification Form is required by the veterinarian tattooing, implanting or scanning the microchip.  This form must be returned to the County Treasurer within 30 days of a receipt.  A dog is not legally licensed until a dog owner returns the completed certificate.  

Please mail or bring the completed documents to:

 Lehigh County Government
 17 S. 7th St., Room #119
 Allentown, PA 18101


 Lifetime Dog License application and Permanent ID Verification Form

Fees for a lifetime dog license is as follows:

  • $52.70 Male or female dogs.
  • $36.70 Sr. Citizen or person with disability male or female dogs.