Dog Licenses


Per the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requires that all dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1st of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation and court costs.

Annual County Dog Licenses, for those living outside of the City of Erie, are available for purchase at the Erie County Court House, Room 109, via an online link at (place Co Link here – Convenience fees apply, or at one of Erie County’s Sub-Agents. An annual license is $8.70 ($6.70 for a Senior Citizen or Person with a Disability). Please note there is no longer a discount for Spayed or Neutered dogs. See Annual Dog License Application listed below.

Lifetime licenses are $52.70, or $36.70 for a Senior Citizen or Person with a Disability.

The license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

Outside the City of Erie

Residents of Erie County who live outside the City of Erie have several options to purchase or renew their dog licenses.

For more information, contact the Erie County Revenue Bureau at 814-451-6239 or by email at

Online Payment

Erie County residents who live outside the City of Erie may use a credit or debit card to pay online through our secure online payment portal.

By Mail

Download, print, complete and sign the appropriate form:

Permanent Identification Verification Form – Must be completed by veterinarian and submitted with your Lifetime Application (listed above) along with your payment to the Erie County Court House Only.

Formulario de verificación de identificación permanente

ATTENTION CITY OF ERIE RESIDENCE – If you live in the City of Erie, you must purchase your dog license from the Erie City Treasurer, 105 State Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501, 814-451-1210,or visit the City of Erie web site at

Please note that you will need a separate application for each dog needing to be licensed.

Mail the completed application and payment to:

Revenue Bureau
Erie County Courthouse
140 West Sixth Street
Room 109
Erie, PA 16501

Make checks or money orders payable to the Erie County Revenue Bureau.

In Person

You may also purchase a dog license from among Erie County’s Dog License Subagents, or you may deliver the application in person to the Erie County Revenue Bureau at Room 109 in the Erie County Courthouse, 140 West Sixth Street. The office is open Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on county holidays.