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.
Please click here to apply or renew your license online
Mail-in applications are available below:
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.
NO LICENSE = $300 FINE + COURT COST / PER DOG
Team up with Rite Aid to support the Allegheny Abused Animal Relief Fund (AAARF)!
Contact information for animal control and 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
Question about your dog licensing?
JOHN K. WEINSTEIN, Allegheny County Treasurer
Allegheny County Courthouse, Room 108, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | PHONE: 412-350-4100