Dog Licenses

Love Your Dog License Your Dog

Pennsylvania State Dog Law (Chapter 21 of Title 7) requires all dogs three (3) months and older to be licensed every calendar year, in the county they reside.

2024 Dog Licenses

Annual Dog Licenses

Annual Dog License fee is $8.70 per license. Individuals who are 65 and older, or have certain disabilities pay a discounted rate of $6.70 per license.  Annual dog licenses expire on December 31st.

You may purchase your 2024 Annual Dog License online, by completing and mailing an application form, or going to a local agent.

Mail your completed application (form available below) with a check payable to "County Treasurer" to 1 Courthouse Square, Room 201, Carlisle, PA 17013. We will process your request upon receipt and mail your license to you.

Annual Dog License Application 2.1.24

2024 Annual Dog Licenses can be purchased on-line using the link below.  There is a small convenience fee per license.  We will process your request upon receipt and mail the license to you.

Online Annual Dog Licenses    

Lifetime Dog Licenses

A dog owner may apply for a Lifetime Dog License if the dog has  either an implanted microchip or an assigned license number tattooed on the inner part of the dog's right hind leg.

The cost to purchase a Lifetime License is $52.70.  Individuals who are 65 and older, or have certain disabilities pay a discounted rate of $36.70

A Lifetime Dog License requires additional information and paperwork. Lifetime Licenses can only be purchased from the County Treasurer's Office. If you are interested in obtaining a Lifetime Dog License, please download and complete the Lifetime Dog License Application 2.1.24.  A Permanent Identification Verification Form (PIV) that has been completed by a licensed PA Veterinarian or a licensed PA Kennel must be submitted with the Lifetime Application.  The completed application and PIV form may be mailed or brought in person to the Treasurer's Office.  

If interested in obtaining the Lifetime Dog License, please contact the County Treasurer's Office for further details at 717.240.6380.

Application forms are also available at most veterinary clinics, public libraries, some kennels through out the county and online (see the link above). Please mail the completed Permanent Identification Verification Form, the Lifetime License Application, a check for the license fee payable to the "County Treasurer", and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the County Treasurer's Office 1 Courthouse Square, Room 201, Carlisle, PA 17013. We will process your request upon receipt and mail your license to you.

Lifetime Dog License Replacement

If your dog's Lifetime license has been lost or damaged, complete the following form.  Mail or bring the form to County Treasurer's Office, 1 Courthouse Square, Room 201, Carlisle, PA 17013.  The cost for a replacement Lifetime tag is $1.70.  Make your check payable to the County Treasurer.

Replacement Lifetime License Request

Dog License Transfers

Regular, Senior and Lifetime License can be transferred within Pennsylvania:

  • From one county to another county
  • From one person to another person 

Contact the Treasurer's Office at 717.240.6380 or email us at treasurer@cumberlandcountypa.gov to discuss details of process.

PA Act 18 - Dog Law Omnibus Amendments 10.23.23