Fees for 2022 and permanent dog licenses were set at a recent meeting of Fayette County commissioners via a resolution. The Fayette County Auditor was also cleared to begin registrations.
As previously stated and according to Fayette County Dog Sitter Nelson Prater, dog registration and associated fees are in accordance with the appropriate legislation: Ohio House Bill 59 and payment to OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Pet registration is not only a state legal requirement, but it can help bring pets home when something goes wrong and / or they end up in a shelter.
Tags purchased in stores or off machines are identification tags. ID tags do not count for state law, so even with this type of tag ownership of a dog cannot be proven and a citation and misdemeanor can be issued.
Payments and registration of badges can be done year round both at the dog shelter and at the auditor’s office.
The dog shelter is located at 1550 Robinson Road in Washington Court House. It only accepts cash payments and will only issue one-year registrations.
The Fayette County Auditor’s office is located in the County Administrative Building, Suite 303, 133 S. Main St. at Washington Court House. Cash and checks can be accepted at this location and they can issue multi-year and permanent licenses.
The fees for the dog license have remained unchanged from this year’s fees and are set as follows:
— $ 14 for a 2022 label
— $ 42 for a three-year tag
— $ 140 for a permanent license
These costs are per dog and per dog; the license cannot be transferred to another dog. The license must be renewed when they expire, unless the permanent license is purchased.
Kennel fees have been set at $ 70.
The open registration period is from December 1 to January 31. If licenses are purchased during this time, there are no fees or penalties. If the license is purchased outside of this period, a late fee of $ 14 will be charged. Late fees are waived if the dog has been newly adopted or born.
When registering a dog, the information needed includes an estimate of the dog’s age, the dog’s breed (mixed breed is an option), address of owners, names of owners, and name of the dog. dog.
In other news from the Board of Commissioners, two more resolutions were signed.
The first of those two approves the Fayette County Family and Employment Services Prevention, Retention and Emergency Plan, which complies with the revised Ohio code and goes into effect Oct. 1.
The second resolution fixes the reimbursement of mileage for witnesses to get to their homes and return to a procedure where they can be called to testify in a civil or criminal case before the Court of Common Pleas, the General Division or the Juvenile Divisions. or estates. Mileage is a legal obligation. The local refund has been set at 45 cents per mile, which is unchanged from the previous rate.
Rob Herron, of Herron Financial Group, and Rowland D. Lemaster, of Parrett Insurance Agency, have been appointed official agents of the Fayette County Employee Health Insurance Program.
Statements of qualifications will be received from interested design firms for engineering, architectural and / or planning services until 4 p.m. on October 1 for various projects in the county from October 1 of this year to October 1 of next year.
A memorandum of understanding was approved on the recommendation of Sheriff Vernon Stanforth for the accommodation of Pike County prisoners in the Fayette County Adult Detention Center. The cost, to be paid to Fayette County from Pike County, will be $ 65 per prisoner per day.
County of Pike will be responsible for all ambulance / rescue team costs as well as a $ 35 per hour charge payable to County of Fayette for medical escort to and from the center emergency room medical Adena Fayette and for all hospital care and services. The contract will be in effect from September 13 to December 31.
Stay with the Record-Herald each week for more updates from Fayette County Commissioners. The Fayette County Commissioners’ office is located at 133 S. Main St., Suite 401 at Washington Court House, and their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. They can be reached at 740-335-0720. Condensed minutes from meetings are available on the county website.
Contact reporter Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.