Online Dog Licensing Available for City of Erie Residents and their Pets

For immediate release: August 20, 2020

Online Dog Licensing Available for City of Erie Residents and their Pets

City Treasurer Casimir J. Kwitowski is pleased to announce that, City of Erie is offering online dog licensing to residents and their pets. The City requires all dogs to be licensed.Residents can select “Apply for Dog License Online” from this page, complete the form and pay online:

License fees are between $6 and $8 per dog per year, depending on whether your pet is spayed/ neutered, and a discount is available for seniors. Lifetime licenses are available to pets that have been microchipped.In addition to helping reunite lost pets with their owners quickly, licensing your dog helps keep our community healthy. One of the major goals for dog licensing is to prevent the spread of rabies. Dogs must be vaccinated to be licensed. The Erie Humane Society offers low-cost vaccinations:

City Treasurer Casimir Kwitowski stated, “We are pleased that we have been able to create an additional option for the City of Erie residents by offering them an online Dog licensing option using CityGrows. We want to increase the percentage of licensed dogs in the City, and we think offering online licensing is a great way to make the process more convenient for residents.

Although the City of Erie residents still have their original options to get a dog license.”
The City of Erie, PA is offering online dog licensing for the first time through its partnership with CityGrows, an Erie-based technology company that provides low-cost online permitting and licensing software to local governments.

CEO Catherine Geanuracos said, “We’re so happy that our first dog licensing workflow to go live is with the City of Erie. It’s estimated that up to 80% of all dogs are unlicensed, and as pet owners ourselves we’re happy to help support something that promotes animal and community health. 

We’ve helped the City complete more than 2,000 license renewals already, and we are looking forward to having a higher percentage of dogs licensed by the end of 2020.  We helped bring the Citizen Request Center and Bulky Item Pickup requests online in partnership with Mayor Schember, and we’re happy to be doing more with the City of Erie and the City Treasurer’s Office.”


For Lost Dogs Contact:

Animal Enforcement Officer
(814) 870 1136

City of Erie Treasurer’s Office   

(814) 870-1210

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