Purchasing dog tags in Defiance will no longer be an annual requirement for dog owners.
The Defiance County dog warden informed Defiance County Commissioners Thursday that a bill recently passed in the Ohio House will allow the purchase of three-year or permanent dog tags.
County residents will be required to purchase one year, three-year, permanent and vicious dog tags.
The county is in the process of determining how to implement the changes, including the amount to charge for the three-year and permanent tags. Implementation of the changes contained in this bill will cost the county a bit more because additional tags have to be purchased, and administrative costs will increase.