For Starke County residents who have a four-legged furry canine friend, it’s time once again to purchase those dog tags. Any tag that was purchased on or after March 1, 2012 is now expired and a new tag is required to be purchased at a cost of $5 per dog.
Any dog six months of age or older must be tagged, and anyone who harbors or keeps a taxable dog in or near their premises – regardless of the dog’s owner – must purchase a tag for the animal. While the tags don’t necessarily have to be picked up by the dog’s actual owner, basic knowledge of the dog is required for form purposes, such as breed, color, sex, and age.
However, if you live within a city or a town’s jurisdiction, check with a local official to see if a dog tag is required for purchase through them. If not, a Starke County dog tag is required, which can be purchased at the Starke County auditor’s office Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact the auditor’s office at (574) 772-9101.