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Carbon County dog warden plans license checks

Published June 12. 2018 12:55PM

Pennsylvania pet owners who fail to get licenses for their dogs could face steep fines of they are caught.

Dog wardens will begin compliance checks in Carbon County the week of June 25 to make sure dogs are licensed.

Wardens will begin checking homes in the Weissport area to ensure owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

All dogs 3 months and older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.

The cost of a license varies depending upon if your dog is spayed or neutered.

Dog licenses are $6.50 for a spayed or neutered dog, and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and people with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

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

Carbon County residents can purchase their dog licenses in person from the treasurer’s office, located in the courthouse annex in Jim Thorpe, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; by mail at Carbon County Treasurer, P.O. Box 247, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229; or online at https://bit.ly/2uQRqwc or at any of the following locations: Bedrock Notary, 210 Delaware Ave., Palmerton; Palmerton Borough Building, 443 Delaware Ave., Palmerton; Panther Valley Lumber, 99 Riley St., Lansford; Marzen Feed and Hardware, 75 Harrity Road, Lehighton; Halo Inc., 107 Carbon St., Weatherly; Bowmanstown Borough, 490 Ore St., Bowmanstown; and Kidder Township Municipal Building, 10 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony.

Checks should be made payable to Carbon County Treasurer.

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