Dog wardens to conduct license, rabies compliance checks in York County

Details – State Dog wardens will canvass homes in York County during the month of May to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

 It’s the Law – All dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats (three months of age and older) must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.

Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

 Purchase a License – Licenses may be purchased in person at the county treasurer’s office between 8:00am-4:30pm; by mail to York County Treasurer at 28 E. Market Street, Room 126, York, PA 17401; or online at or at the agents below.  Questions may be directed to the treasurer’s office at 717-771-9603.