Dog warden begins Clarion County license checks


Starting at the beginning of April, the regional state dog warden will be working throughout Clarion County to check for updates dog licenses.

It is important that all dogs have 2016 licenses to avoid any fines issued by the dog warden up to $300 per dog plus court costs.

State law requires that all dogs three months of age and older be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.

The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Senior citizens will receive a $2 discount. Lifetime licenses are also available.

Additionally, rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs and any cat that enters a human dwelling over three months of age.

According to officials with the bureau, ensuring your dog is licensed with up to date vaccinations is the surest way to keep your pet safe and healthy.

For instance, if a dog is lost, having a current license is the fastest way for it to be reunited with its owner.

Dogs that lack a current license may be transferred to shelter far from their home and adopted by other families if the original owner cannot be identified.

Dog licenses are available at the Clarion County treasurer’s office in the courthouse basement or forms can be downloaded from the county’s website at

Licenses are also available at or at the following county locations:

  • RMS Furniture in New Bethlehem
  • Sligo Rec Center in Sligo
  • Lander’s Store in Lucinda
  • Knox Country Farm Supply in Knox
  • Steiner’s Outdoors & More in East Brady
  • Rocky Acres Kennel in Clarion
  • Tri County Pet Rescue in Shippenville
  • Fryburg Old Treasure Depot in Fryburg
  • Doggie Bole in Rimersburg
  • Strannanville Borough Office in Strattanville

All dogs must be under control and are not permitted to run at-large.

If you have any questions, please call Clarion County Treasurer Tom McConnell at (814) 226-1113 or email