Newark Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Newark and Licking County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Newark and Licking County Ohio Dog Laws and OrdinancesThe City of Newark, Ohio along with the other cities and villages located within Licking County have laws and ordinances in place to protect people from dog attacks and injuries. These laws and ordinances coincide with Ohio laws governing dogs, their behavior and the responsibilities of dog owners, harborers and keepers.

Your local government agencies need to be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Newark, Heath, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Pataskala, Utica, Hartford, Hanover, Buckeye Lake, Alexandria, Granville, Hebron, Kirkersville or any other city, town or village located within Licking County. A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Licking County, Ohio Dog Resources Directory

Licking County Public Health Department: (740) 349-6535
Licking County Sheriff: (740) 670-5555
Licking County Auditor (Dog License): (740) 670-5040
Licking County Animal Shelter: (740) 349-6563
City of Newark: (740) 670-7200
City Of Heath: (740) 522-2141
City of New Albany: (614) 855-1234
City of Pataskala: (740) 927-5701
City of Reynoldsburg: (614) 866-6622

Dog Bite Laws and Requirements

If you have been bitten by a dog anywhere in Newark or Licking County, seek appropriate medical treatment immediately.

Once proper medical treatment has been obtained, you must contact the Licking County Public Health Department.

The dog that has attacked and bitten someone must be placed in quarantine for a minimum of 10 days from the day of the bite. While in quarantine, the dog must be isolated and enclosed in a restricted area under the dog owners control or at a pound or kennel. The dog’s owner is responsible for any costs associated with the quarantine. During the quarantine period, the dog’s owner must provide documentation which shows the dog is current with rabies vaccinations. If the dog becomes ill, dies, is lost, or is relocated during the quarantine period, the dog’s owner is responsible to notify the Licking County Public Health Department immediately.

If rabies symptoms are identified during the quarantine period, the Licking County Public Health Department will require the dog to examined by a veterinary licensed by the state of Ohio at the expense of the dog’s owner. The dog shall remain in quarantine until it is properly vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian and documentation of the rabies vaccination is provided to the Licking County Public Health Department.

To see a checklist of what you should do after a dog bite, please visit this link:

Questions About Dog Bites

If you have questions about dog bites from attacks that occurred within the City of Newark, Ohio or anywhere in Licking County, please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss the attack at no cost and without any obligation to hire our law firm. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the guidance that’s needed after someone has been bitten by a dog.

We’re available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day including holidays by calling 1-888-998-9101, chatting with one of our live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Licensing a Dog in Licking County

Dog licenses must be obtained from Licking County when a dog reaches 3 months old. The license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life.

A Licking County, Ohio dog license can be purchased online by visiting this link:  Online Dog License Licking County

Licking County also offers vanity dog licenses to personalize your dog’s license. The form to request a vanity license can be downloaded here: Vanity Dog License

For more information about licensing a dog in Licking County, please contact the Licking County Auditor by calling (740) 670-5040 or visit the Auditor’s website via the link provided in the above Dog Resources Directory.

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Ohio Dog Bite BookIf you, your spouse, your son, your daughter, or other loved one has been attacked and bitten by a dog, 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. We handle dog bite cases across Ohio including Newark and Licking County. When you contact us, you’ll learn what you need to know and what you need to do after a dog bite to protect yourself, your family and your future.

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

Free Dog Bite Book

We have written about dog bites titled: When A Dog Bites Fight Back. It’s filled with useful information about Ohio dog laws, what you should do after a dog bite and what you should not do. To request a free copy of this book, please visit this link: When A Dog Bites Fight Back

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