Chris Sycks, Coshocton County Auditor, is pleased to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Dog Tag Poster Contest.  Congratulations to Peyton Hunt, a 1st Grader at Ridgewood Elementary, and Kelly Corbett, a 5th Grader at Sacred Heart School, who won in their respective age groups.  Each received $10 plus a bowl, treats, and a toy for their dogs, Wilson Hunt and Roxie Corbett.  Copies of the winning posters will be displayed at points of sale for the upcoming 2022 dog tag season.  All 260 poster entries received will be displayed in Annex Windows at 349 Main Street during January.  No public funds were used for prizes, as all of the gifts were purchased by Sycks.

     The Dog Tag Poster Contest was created by Auditor Sycks to help promote community awareness of dog licensing.  One of the responsibilities of the Auditor is to license all dogs in the county.  As per Ohio Revised Code, 2022 dog tags will be sold with no penalty beginning on December 1st and going through the 31st of January.  By law, any person who has a dog on his or her property needs to register it with the County Auditor or one of her agents (for an extra $.75 convenience fee) and purchase a tag.  Dogs must be registered in the county in which the owner resides.  The cost is $12 for a 1-year, $36 for a 3-year, and $120 for a lifetime tag.  Non-high-volume Kennel Licenses are $60 and are available at the Auditor’s Office.

     For owners of previously registered dogs, reminder letters will be going out by mail soon.  Tags are required regardless of whether you receive a letter, whether the dog is an indoor or outdoor dog, or whether you are ‘just keeping’ a dog for somebody else.  Penalties double the price of tags if they are purchased after January 31, 2022.

      Visit for licensing details and satellite sales point locations.  Tags can also be purchased online at for an extra $2.15 convenience fee.  Follow the Coshocton County Auditor’s Office on Facebook for updates and reminders.  Remember – if your dog gets lost, the tag is its ticket home!