Remember to licenses your dog

The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will be conducting a license canvass in Bucks County in May. Multiple wardens will be going door to door educating dog owners as well as checking the status of their dog licenses and rabies vaccinations.

All dogs 3 months of age or older are required by Pennsylvania law to have a current dog license. Failure to have your dog licensed may result in a fine of up to $300 (per dog).

Annual Licenses can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Warminster Parks and Recreation – Warminster Community Park
  • Bucks County Treasure Office – Bucks County Administration Building

The dog license application is simple. It only requests owner contact information, and details about the dog being licensed, like name, age, breed and color.

  • It’s the law. All dogs three months and older must have a current license.
  • If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely.
  • The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
  • License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.