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Dog License

Dogs three months or older are required by the State to be licensed each calendar year by their owner as of January 1st. A lost dog can be returned to its rightful owner if properly licensed. Another benefit is the avoidance of a $300.00 fine in some areas. Dog licenses can be obtained by mail, by calling 610-891-4271/4276 or by printing it from the below link. Lost dogs are usually retained by the SPCA. You can contact them at 610-566-1370. (Valid Jan-Dec can apply at any time) - Printable Dog License

Regular Senior Citizen
Annual $8.70 $6.70
Lifetime $52.70 $36.70

Fishing License

Fishing licenses are required for Pennsylvania streams and lakes for persons 16 years of age or older. It is strongly suggested that adults assisting children who are fishing obtain a license. (Valid January-December can apply at any time)

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Hunting License

Hunting licenses are regulated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for pleasure hunting of game in Pennsylvania. The state is very concerned with hunting safety. A hunting manual is available at the license desk. (Valid July 1 - June 30)

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Hunting & Fishing With Pistol

Hunting and Fishing $6.00

Valid Hunting and/or fishing issue needed. Pistol licenses are issued by the Sheriff's Office located at the front entrance to Court House Building (610) 891-4297.

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Treasurer, County of Delaware
Government Center Building, Ground Floor
201 West Front Street Media, PA. 19063

For more information: 610-891-4276

Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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