ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Wayne County Auditor's Office has partnered with DocuPet to provide residents with an enhanced pet licensing experience. Click here to View the Press Release.

Official Website for the Wayne County Auditor's Office

Welcome to the Wayne County Auditor Website!

Wayne County Administration Building


Property information may be accessed by using the search bar or SEARCH link on the upper right of the page.  You can utilize the INFO section on the upper right to view information on the various services offered by this office and access the numerous forms required.  In the TOOLS section, you will find Sales Reports, Delinquency Reports, Conveyance Calculator, and a Tax Estimator for your convenience. Finally, you can navigate to our GIS Parcel Viewer by clicking the MAP link on the upper right.

Contact Us
Address
428 West Liberty Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Phone
(330) 287-5430
Fax
(330) 287-5436
Email
[email protected]
Wayne County Facts
Founded in 1796
County Seat: Wooster

Population: 114,000
Parcel Count: 59,000
Area: 554.8 square miles

County Website: www.wayneohio.org

Jarra Underwood, Wayne County Auditor

Jarra Underwood, The Wayne County Auditor

I am pleased to present you the Auditor's website.  It is my hope that this website supplies you with valuable information concerning the responsibilities of the County Auditor and the many services offered through the Auditor's Office: County Chief Fiscal Officer, Property Tax Levy, Tax Distribution, Property Assessor, Dog Licensing, Vendor Licensing, Weights and Measures, Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV), Homestead Exemption, etc.

Please check back frequently for updates and announcements.  

News from the Auditor

Auditor announces change to Wayne County dog licensing program

WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO, November 23, 2022 — Wayne County Auditor, Jarra Underwood, has partnered with online dog licensing platform Docupet to increase efficiency and make reuniting dogs and their owners more of a streamlined process. Dog license sales begin Dec. 1, 2022, and end on Jan. 31, 2023.

“If your family pet becomes lost, a license its bus ticket home,” Underwood said. “Our partnership with Docupet provides Wayne County pet owners access to HomeSafe to quickly file a lost pet report. This resource is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week so that loving families and their pets can be brought back together quickly.”

According to Underwood, the process of obtaining a dog license will be different than in past years.

Owners will no longer receive yearly renewals from the Wayne County Auditor’s office, she said. Docupet will issue all reminders directly by mail, or by email, if the owner has an email address on file with the auditor.

All tags will be fulfilled by mail. The auditor will no longer provide tags at the time of purchase. Docupet will process orders and send the tags by mail within 7-10 business days.

New tags purchased for 2023 from Docupet will remain with the dog for the life of the dog and will not be replaced yearly as it was previously. If the dog holds an annual license, the yearly fee of $16 will still be collected during the renewal period. If a tag is lost, a replacement tag can be issued for $5. 

Satellite offices will no longer be offering tag fulfillment. Tags must be purchased at the Auditor’s office, The Wayne County Dog Shelter, or directly through Docupet online.

Ohio law requires all dogs over three months and owned for more than 30 days to be licensed. Dogs apprehended by the dog warden that have a tag can be kept up to 14 days, while dogs without cannot be held longer than three days.

Dog tags can be purchased in person, by mail, or online at waynecounty.docupet.com. Docupet can be accessed through the Auditors website, waynecountyauditor.org.   

Prices for licenses:

                  Annual license $16

                  3-year license $48

                  Lifetime license $160

                  Kennel license $80

A kennel license provides breeders with five tags, and each additional tag thereafter can be purchased for one dollar. Low volume breeders may purchase their license through the auditor’s office while high-volume breeders must be licensed through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and purchase tags through the auditor.

A dog license can be transferred to a new owner for five dollars, but tags cannot be transferred to another dog.

Dogs deemed dangerous by the Wayne County Dog Warden cost $50 annually in addition to the licensing fee of $16.

Tags purchased after Jan. 31, 2023, will include a $16 penalty per tag.

Wayne County honors unexpired license from another county within the state of Ohio. If an owner and their dog relocate from another state, they must purchase a license upon arrival. A penalty will be charged equal to the licensing fee if the tag is purchased after 30 days.

All proceeds collected from dog licensing in Wayne County supports the Wayne County Dog Shelter. A portion is paid to the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Canine Research Fund.

 Bean the dog

PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Starcher

PHOTO CAPTION: “Bean” recently visited the county admin building when Wayne County Auditor Jarra Underwood announced changes to the way dog owners will license their pets beginning Dec. 1.

Bean the dog and his family

PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Starcher

PHOTO CAPTION: Wayne County Auditor Jarra Underwood announced changes to the way dog owners will license their pets beginning Dec. 1. Wayne County Dog Shelter Director Katelyn Lehman, Suzanne Altland of the Wayne County Auditor’s Office, and David Machar Director of Information Technology pose with "Bean." 


Dan Starcher is a public communications specialist for the Wayne County government.