HARRODSBURG — Dog license rates for Mercer County will increase for the first time in many years.
The change is part of the requirement by the Kentucky General Assembly that turned over control of the sale of licenses to counties. Judge-Executive John Trisler told Mercer County Fiscal Court Tuesday that the charge for licenses will vary, depending on whether the animal has been spayed or neutered.
Dog owners currently pay $1.50 per license. The new fees for dogs that have been altered will be $3 a year, while licenses for dogs that have not been spayed or neutered will be $5.
“We feel these fees are appropriate for our county,” Trisler said.
Kennels with less than 10 dogs will have to buy a license at the cost of $20; kennels with more than 10 dogs will pay $30 for an annual license.