Don’t forget to buy your 2020 dog license

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The 2020 Dog Tag Season is here. According to Champaign County Auditor Karen Bailey, dog owners can purchase licenses Dec. 2, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020, without penalty.

Dog license applications were mailed this week and, just like last year, a license can be purchased by mail, online or at the auditor’s office. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The auditor’s website address is

The auditor’s office has also arranged for dog licenses to be sold at six satellite locations:

– The Pet Clinic, 1053 North Main Street in Urbana

– Barely Used Pets, 844 Jackson Hill Road, Urbana

– Urbana Veterinary Clinic, 985 Norwood Ave. in Urbana

– Downing Hardware, 29 S. Main Street in Mechanicsburg

– St. Paris Hardware, 114 W. Main Street in St. Paris

– Champaign County Animal Welfare League, 3858 state Route 56 in Mechanicsburg

Sometimes it is more convenient to purchase a dog license at a location close to home, or while the pet is already at the vet’s office. There is a $2 fee for this service.

The cost of a regular dog license is $14, and a kennel license is $70. There is an option to purchase a three-year tag for $42 or a lifetime tag for $140. For more information on these options, contact the auditor’s office.

For other information or comments, contact the auditor’s office dog license department at 937-484-1600, #5.

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Submitted by the Champaign County Auditor’s Office.

Submitted by the Champaign County Auditor’s Office.