Auditor Stinziano Announces Extension of 2022 Dog License Renewal Period

Franklin County OH Auditor

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Contact: Marshall Troxell, 614-565-1423


Auditor Stinziano Announces Extension of 2022 Dog License Renewal Period

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced Tuesday that the 2022 dog license renewal period has been extended by two months from January 31 to March 31 in an effort to increase the level of licensing in the county.

The temporary extension comes after the Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution making the change in a vote Tuesday. This initiative is a continuation of the pilot project initiated by Stinziano in coordination with the Commissioners in 2019.

The extension approved Tuesday will only apply to the 2022 dog license renewal period beginning Dec. 1, 2021 and ending March 31, 2022, after which the office will examine the effectiveness of the extended renewal period in increasing licensing. 

“As your Franklin County Auditor, my goal is to license as many dogs as possible,” said Stinziano. “With this licensing deadline extension, the Auditor’s office is providing pet owners with more time to license their dogs.”

The Auditor’s office will continue to expand the opportunities for dog owners to purchase licenses, including through the Auditor’s mobile office, the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center, and at various community events. 

In addition to being required by state law, dog licensing ensures that a dog has been vaccinated against rabies, which is required in Franklin County. It also ensures any lost dog is returned quickly to their owner. License fees help support the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center.  

One-year, three-year and permanent dog licenses can be purchased without penalty beginning Dec. 1. Licenses can be purchased online at, or at the Auditor’s office license counter, 373 S. High St., 21st Floor in downtown Columbus. The counter is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm.

Dog owners can also change addresses, download forms, and update dog information via the online licensing system.