Bucks county dog license


Bucks county dog license

You can now license your pet in Bucks county. To do so you must be registered with the Department of Licensing and the fees are $10.00 each license. The fees will be used for enforcement and public safety related purposes.

The Department of Licensing is a local administrative agency that has been designated as the lead agency for licensing and regulating the ownership and care of animals within the County of Bucks. The Department provides services and performs administrative functions to license dogs and cats in the County of Bucks. It may issue, suspend, or revoke a license and may levy fines for the violation of the county's animal control ordinance, rules and regulations, and animal control laws and regulations of other local, state and federal jurisdictions. The Department's duties include, but are not limited to:

To ensure the health and safety of the animals in Bucks County, including all animals that may present a public health threat,

To ensure humane treatment of all animals,

To provide animal control education and counseling,

To perform animal rabies control and reporting,

To provide animal shelter and control service,

To provide enforcement of animal control ordinances and to issue notices of violation and violations,

To provide humane burials for animals,

To coordinate the humane euthanasia of animals, and

To coordinate the adoption of animals.

The Department of Licensing is located at 1001 West Montgomery Avenue, Quakertown, PA 18938.

In addition to dog and cat licenses, Bucks County also issues licenses for other animals such as: birds, horses, ferrets, and other small mammals.

Licenses are for the calendar year. There is no fee to renew your license.

What is your local animal control ordinance?

Bucks County has a strict ordinance governing the care and treatment of animals. Violation of this ordinance can result in fines.

The Animal Care and Control ordinance is intended to ensure that all dogs and cats are properly cared for. The ordinance regulates the sale, care, handling, transportation, licensing, treatment and control of animals.

This ordinance was adopted on May 8, 2012. The County has since amended the ordinance.

What is the Animal Care and Control Ordinance?

The Animal Care and Control Ordinance was adopted on August 15, 2012. The Ordinance went into effect on September 1, 2012. It is divided into nine articles which cover dogs, cats, and other animals. These articles have been created to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, prevent the propagation of disease, and to regulate the sale and care of animals.

This ordinance establishes the Animal Care and Control Office in each municipality and the procedure for the investigation and enforcement of the animal control law. This ordinance also includes the following provisions:

Definition of terms

Animal control officer

Municipality

Shelter

License

License number

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Licensee identification

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Application for an animal control officer

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Licensee

Licensee identification

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Registration

Application for a license

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Licensee identification

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Licensing, testing, and registration requirements

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License number

Licensee

Licensee identification

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Licensing and licensing requirements

Licensing, testing, and registration requirements

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Animal Care and Control Ordinance Requirements

In order for the license to be valid, it must be registered by the dog or cat owner with the Animal Care and Control Office at the address and on the person listed on the license. You must have the license displayed in a visible place so that your dog or cat is readily identifiable by the Animal Care and Control officer.

If the animal has a current valid registration, the Animal Care and Control officer will have the option of performing a registration check online, or by mail. The fee for the registration will be charged to the license owner at the time of issuance. The owner will be notified by mail of the due date and the time of the check. The owner must make payment within ten (10) days of the date of the check.

Registration must be renewed every three (3) years in accordance with this ordinance.

License renewal

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Petition

License renewal

License number

Licensee

Licensee identification

Registration

Renewal registration

License number

Licensee

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License

Animal Care and Control Ordinance Registration

Dog and cat

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License number

Licensee

Licensee identification

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Licensee

Licensee identification

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Renewal registration

Dog and cat

License number

Licensee

Licensee identification

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Renewal registration

License

What is required of the dog or cat owner?

As a dog or cat owner you are required to ensure your dog or cat is licensed, vaccinated, and registered in Bucks County, and to report any incidents involving your dog or cat to the Animal Care and Control Office.

It is your responsibility to ensure your dog or cat is in good health and well-cared for. Dogs and cats are required to be licensed to provide identification information for their health records and to protect your dog or cat from any diseases or health problems.

A pet owner must ensure the registration is current. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to $50.00.

What is a dog's age?

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