Dog licenses assist in reuniting lost dogs with their owners. All dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year.

Annual dog licenses are valid for the calendar year, January 1st through December 31st of each year.

Lifetime dog licenses are also available for purchase and DO NOT NEED TO BE RENEWED. Microchips are mandatory for the purchase of Lifetime Licenses. Also, Microchips are encouraged for annual dog license holders to ensure lost dogs are found.

The Allegheny County Treasurer’s
Licensing Department staff is available
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

for residents to purchase a dog license.

Phone: 412-350-4111

Please click here to apply or renew your license online

City of Pittsburgh dog owners

REQUIRED BY LAW all dogs over 3 months of age must be licensed, city residents obtain their dog licenses from the City of Pittsburgh Treasurer’s Office.

PLEASE NOTE: Pennsylvania State Law mandates that all dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed. Dog Licenses must be purchased by January 1st of each year regardless of when the license was purchased the previous year.  State Dog Wardens may issue fines up to $300 plus court cost per dog for violation of this law.


Contact information for animal control and shelters.

Local Shelters:

Animal Friends’ Lost and Found Pet Line | 412-847-7002

Humane Animal Rescue:

Wildlife Center | 412-345-7300 x500

North Side Animal Resource Center  | 412-321-4625

East End Animal Resource Center | 412-345-7300

Other Area Shelters:

Butler County Humane Society | 724-789-1150

Greene County Humane Society | 724-627-9988

Washington County Humane Society | 724-222-7387

Indiana County Humane Society | 724-465-3977

Four Footed Friends | 724-349-1144

Animal Control Facilities:

City of Pittsburgh Animal Control | 412-255-2036

South Hills Cooperative Animal Control:

Upper St. Clair | 412-833-7500

Whitehall Borough | 412-884-1100

Bethel Park | 412-833-2000

Baldwin Township, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Green Tree, Heidelberg, Mt. Lebanon, Roslyn Farms and Scott Township | 412-279-6911  

If you are not sure who your animal control service provider is, call your local police or 9-1-1

Pennsylvania State Dog Warden:

PA Department of Agriculture – Region 4: Steven Stoehr for Allegheny County | 412-418-2163


Questions about your dog license?

Erica Rocchi Brusselars, Allegheny County Treasurer

Allegheny County Courthouse, Room 108, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15219  |  PHONE: 412-350-4100