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.

Annual Dog Licenses

Dog License Fees are $8.50 for a Productive Dog, and $6.50 if Neutered or Spayed. Individuals who are 65 and older, or have certain disabilities, are offered a discounted rate. The cost is $6.50 if Productive and $4.50 if Neutered or Spayed. Annual dog licenses expire on December 31st.

You may purchase a 2023 dog license in person, at the Cumberland County Treasurer's Office or at one of our dog license agents.

You may also complete the application form below and mail it with a check made 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

Annual Dog Licenses - 2023 Licenses can be purchased on-line beginning December 1, 2022 with a small convenience fee using the link below.

Online Annual Dog Licenses   

Lifetime Dog Licenses

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

The cost to purchase a Lifetime License is $51.50 for a Productive Dog or $31.50 if the dog is Neutered or Spayed. Discounted Lifetime Licenses are available to dog owners 65 and older or dog owners with certain disabilities. The discounted cost is $31.50 for Productive Dogs and $21.50 if Neutered or Spayed.

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 our Lifetime Dog License Application which can be delivered in person or mailed to our office along with a Permanent Identification Verification Form that has been completed by a licensed PA Veterinarian or a licensed PA Kennel.

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.

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 to discuss details of process.