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Tattooing Procedures for Obtaining a Lifetime Dog License
  • Dog owner should verify the veterinarian you are planning to use performs this service
  • Dog owner makes appointment with veterinarian for the tattooing
  • Dog owner applies in person at County Treasurer's Office for a tattoo number
  • Dog owner completes Lifetime application
  • Dog owner pays fee:
  • Pennsylvania Lifetime Dog License Fees
    • $51.50 for a male or female
    • $31.50 for a neutered male or spayed female
    Senior Citizens Lifetime Dog License Fees
    • $31.50 for a male or female
    • $21.50 for a neutered male or spayed female
  • County Treasurer issues Tattoo Number and Permanent ID Verification Form (this form expires in 30 days from the date issued)
  • Dog gets tattoo
  • Dog owner and Veterinarian complete all applicable information on form
  • Dog owner returns form to Treasurer. (Form must be returned within 30 days to Treasurer). Form is void if not returned within 30 days of issuance and dog(s) remain unlicensed.
  • County Treasurer issues Lifetime License
Microchipping Procedures for Obtaining a Lifetime Dog License
  • Dog owner has microchip implanted by a licensed veterinarian or licensed kennel owner and obtains Permanent ID Verification Form from person implanting the microchip.
  • Permanent Identification Form must be returned in person to the County Treasurer’s Office within 30 days of the insertion of the microchip. Form is void if not returned within 30 days of issuance and dog(s) remain unlicensed.
  • Dog owner completes Lifetime application
  • Dog owner pays fee:
  • Pennsylvania Lifetime Dog License Fees
    • $51.50 for a male or female
    • $31.50 for a neutered male or spayed female
    Senior Citizens Lifetime Dog License Fees
    • $31.50 for a male or female
    • $21.50 for a neutered male or spayed female
  • County Treasurer issues Lifetime License
Obtaining a Lifetime License for a Dog Previously Microchipped
(31 or more days before applying for the lifetime license)
  • Owner has dog scanned to obtain microchip number by a licensed Veterinarian or Kennel Owner
  • Licensed Veterinarian or Licensed Kennel Owner completes Permanent ID Verification Form (this form expires in 30 days from the date the dog was scanned)
  • Permanent Identification Form must be returned in person to the County Treasurer’s Office within 30 days of the scanning of the microchip. Form is void if not returned within 30 days of issuance and dog(s) remain unlicensed.
  • Dog owner completes Lifetime application
  • Dog owner pays fee:
  • Pennsylvania Lifetime Dog License Fees
    • $51.50 for a male or female
    • $31.50 for a neutered male or spayed female
    Senior Citizens Lifetime Dog License Fees
    • $31.50 for a non-neutered male or non-spayed female
    • $21.50 for a neutered male or spayed female
  • County Treasurer issues Lifetime License