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Dog licensing reminder for Delaware residents

License being attached to dog's collarDid your dog's license expire at the end of 2012, or do you have a new dog who is six months or older and hasn't been licensed yet? March 1st is the legal deadline for getting it done!

Getting a dog license is easy and inexpensive. It's also State law, and along with microchipping is one of the best ways to ensure your pet will be returned if lost and avoid costly fines.

All dogs six months and older as of January 1st of a given calendar year must be licensed for that year. Dog owners residing in Wilmington need to get a City dog license. All other Delaware residents should get a dog license from the County they live in. All licenses will be valid Statewide, and Wilmington residents do not need a New Castle County license in addition to the City license.

New Castle County residents can get their licenses online, or in person at DHA and several other locations. Our Client Services staff is available to help from 11 am to 7 pm on Tuesdays through Fridays, and from noon to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

City of Wilmington residents can only purchase licenses in person at DHA, but they will have to wait a little longer until we receive them for 2013 (around April 1st). We will keep you posted here on our website as well as our Facebook page as soon as they come in!

For more information about licensing, including fees and where to purchase them, visit our dog licensing page.


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