Dogs in the Township

Ohio law requires dogs to have a valid dog license. It is important to keep your owner information current by renewing your license, updating your owner information, or by licensing a new dog. In Perry Township, dog licensing is the duty of the Franklin County Auditor. Please visit to license a new dog or renew an active license. 

Additionally, Perry Township has two home rule resolutions regarding dogs in the Township: a leash law and a waste disposal resolution.

Dog owners in Perry Township are required to clean up after their pets if they defecate on property that does not belong to them. This means that owners are required to pick up their dogs' feces while on walks. It must be removed from neighbors' yards, sidewalks, roads, parks; everywhere. 

Dog owners are also required to have control over their dogs. Dogs are not permitted to be allowed off-leash on private or public property without the express consent of the property owner. Dogs must be secured either by a leash or tether not exceeding six (6) feet in length.

The text of both resolutions is available at the following links:
LHR-125-17: Prohibiting Dogs and Other Animals Running at Large
LHR-126-17: Requiring the Disposal of Animal Waste and Prevention of Nuisance Conditions