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Changes to County Dog Licensing

A few changes have been made to Columbia County dog license fees for 2014, including an increase in the licensing fee to $15. This is the first increase in licensing fees in more than 8 years. The fee for unfixed dogs and senior citizen remains the same.

Dog licenses may now only be obtained by contacting the County Clerk’s desk at the Columbia County Court House, 230 Strand St., Saint Helens, Oregon 97051.  License applications may be downloaded from the sheriff’s web site (http://www.co.columbia.or.us/sheriff/images/CCSOanimalcontrol/cc_doglicenseform.pdf) and mailed to the clerk with proof of rabies vaccinations and the appropriate fees. Licenses issued after March 10 will be consider late and assessed a $25 late fee.

ALL dogs residing in the State of Oregon are required to be vaccinated for rabies–a  deadly disease for both humans and dogs. State law also requires dogs to be licensed in the County in which they reside. The license requirement applies to all dogs, whether or not the dog is an inside or outside dog. The fees collected from the licensing of dogs provides for County services directly related to dog issues. The fees also provide for the sheltering of lost, abandoned  and/or neglected animals.  Read More