PA Dog Licenses

Annual Dog License Lifetime Dog License
Lifetime Dog License (2 forms must be submitted within 30 days of veterinarian signing the PIVF)
  • Lifetime Dog License Application
  • Permanent ID Verification Form
  • All dogs must have a microchip implanted to be eligible for a lifetime dog license.
  • Dog owner completes the Owner Application, marking the correct fee and signing and dating the application.
  • Either the veterinarian or SPCA can scan or insert a microchip. They will complete the lower portion of the Verification Form.
  • Be certain that the veterinarian fills in their BV - ________ license number. The SPCA has a kennel license number.
  • The microchip number is then written on the top of the verification form.
  • Both forms must be returned to the Treasurer’s office within 30 days or less from the earliest date on either application.
Other Information
Online Dog Licenses
The Treasurer's Office of Chester County is working with ePaymentnow and to offer more convenient options for purchasing your 2015 dog license. In addition to mailing your application, stopping into the office, or visiting one of our Outside Agents, you can now purchase your dog's license from home with a Credit/Debit Card or eCheck with a small convenience fee. When you purchase online, you can print your proof of license instantly and the license and tag will be mailed to you from our office the following business day.

Apply for a Dog License

To transfer a lifetime or annual dog license, please send the license number and your personal information to the county that the license was issued. Please list the new county in which the dog will be licensed and the information will then be forwarded to the new treasurer for issuance. The cost of this transaction is $1 payable to the treasurer of each county.

Please note: We will not complete a change of ownership or a transfer of a license unless we have written permission, with a signature, from the owner of the current license.

In order to duplicate a tag for a customer, we will need a written request, as well as a fee of $1.50 made payable to Chester County Treasurer. Annual tags can be duplicated in the office, however, lifetime tags must be re-created by the State's vendor and take time to process on their end.

Regular Fees
Male/Female $8.50
Neutered Male $6.50
Spayed Female $6.50

Persons with Disability/Senior Citizen Fees

Male/Female $6.50
Neutered Male $4.50
Spayed Female $4.50

Lifetime License Fees *
Male/Female $51.50
Neutered Male $31.50
Spayed Female $31.50

Lifetime (Persons with Disability/Senior Citizen) Fees *
Male/Female $31.50
Neutered Male $21.50
Spayed Female $21.50

*Dog must be microchipped between the shoulder blades and have the P.I.V.F. filled out by the vet and returned to the Treasurer's Office within 30 days for a lifetime license to be issued.

For purchases of any license by check, which are issued by the Office of the Treasurer, make all checks payable to "Chester County Treasurer".