Georgetown Ohio Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Georgetown and Brown County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Georgetown Ohio and Brown County Dog Laws and OrdiancesThe Village of Georgetown, Ohio and Brown County have specific dog laws and ordinances in place that govern dogs, their behavior and the responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

These local laws coincide with Ohio’s state-level dog laws.

There are local agencies that should be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Georgetown, Aberdeen, Fayetteville, Hamersville, Higginsport, Mount Orab, Ripley, Russellville, Sardinia or any other city, town or village located within Brown County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Brown County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Brown County Health Department: (937) 378-6892
Brown County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (937) 378-6398
Brown County Sheriff: (937) 378-4435
Village of Georgetown Police: (937) 378-6400

What To Do If Bitten By A Dog in Brown County

When a dog bites someone in Brown County, it must be reported to the Brown County Health Department within 24 hours for further action and investigation. The Brown County Animal Bite Report Form can be downloaded via this link: Animal Bite Report

A dog that has bitten someone will need to be detained and quarantined for a period of 10 days for observation. During a rabies quarantine, the dog must be confined in a building, in a pen or on a chain at all times. The dog must be kept under control of its owner, harborer or keeper until the quarantine period is over and the dog has been examined and evaluated by a licensed veterinarian.

If the dog cannot be properly quarantined and kept under control by its owner, harborer or keeper, the dog will be ordered to be quarantined with a veterinarian or as directed by the Brown County Health Department.

For more tips on what you should do if bitten by a dog, we put together a checklist to follow. View this dog bite checklist by visiting the following link: Dog Bite Checklist

Dog Bite Questions and Answers

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the Village of Georgetown or anywhere in Brown County, please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss the attack at no cost and without any obligation. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the guidance that’s needed after a dog bite incident.

We’re available 24/7/365 by calling 1-888-998-9101, chatting with one of our live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Brown County Dog License

Brown County Ohio Dog Laws and OrdinancesOhio law requires that all dogs, including service and police animals, be registered. Kennel owners must also register with the Brown County Auditor’s Office. They receive special tags for their dogs.

As the Brown County Auditor’s website states, “Your dog is a source of pride, security, and companionship to you and your family. That is one reason why licensing your dog is very important. The second reason for licensing your pet is insuring his (or her) quick return to you if he becomes lost. If your dog is wearing a license, the County can notify you of his whereabouts and hold him for you for up to 14 days. If he is not wearing a license, he can only hold him for three days.”

All dogs over three (3) months of age must be licensed each year by January 31st. If you bring your dog into Brown County after that date, you are required to purchase the license within 30 days.

For more information about dog licenses in Brown County and locations throughout the county where dog licenses can be obtained including online purchasing options and fees, please visit this link: Brown County Dog Licenses

Extensive Experience Helping Dog Bite Victims

If you, your spouse, your son, your daughter or other loved one has been bitten by a dog, we can provide you with the legal help needed after a dog attack.

Please contact us at any time of day and any day of the week for a free consultation with one of our experienced Ohio dog bite attorneys. You’ll learn what you need to know and what you need to do after a dog bite to protect yourself now and in the future.

Just call us at 1-888-998-9101, chat with one of our 24-hour live chat representatives or send us a website message.

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