WAYNE/PIKE - Dog licenses are due by January 1 for any dog over the age of 3 months.
    Dog licenses are available at the County Treasurer offices at the Wayne County Courthouse, 925 Court Street in Honesdale and the Pike County Administration building, 506 Broad St., Milford. Licenses may also be obtained online.
     In Wayne County, licenses are also available at Dessin Animal Shelter, Kathy’s Licensing Service, Pet Central, Pocono Mt. Licensing, D’s Notary Services and Magistrate Ron Edwards’ office.
Brian T. Field is the Wayne County Treasurer. His office is open Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dog license applications may be downloaded at waynecountypa.gov/treasurer and mailed back.
    If you are a dog owner in Pike County, it is important that you license your dog, said Pike County Treasurer John Gilpin. Licensing is mandated by state law and is enforced by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Fines for failing to secure a license range from $25.00 to $400.00. The Pike County Treasurer's office maintains a database of licenses that are issued, which enables lost dogs to be returned to their owners more readily. This reduces costs incurred by the municipalities when the Humane Society must take possession of a lost dog.
     Lifetime microchips and lifetime tatoos are also available for your dog.
     The office in Milford is open Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and may be contacted at 570-296-3441, ext. 1190. Download a dog license application at www.pikepa.org/treasurer, to mail back.