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Auditor Jill Thompson Announces Sales for 2022 Dog License


Athens, OH, November 30, 2021:  Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson encourages all dog owners in Athens County to get an early start on purchasing or renewing their pet’s license.  Renewal applications have been mailed to all current licensed dog owners. Dog licenses for 2022 will go on sale December 1, 2021, and are valid through January 31st, 2023.  Licensing your dog is required by state law and may ensure that your pet will be returned safely and quickly if it becomes lost.  Dog licenses can be purchased either at:

Jill Thompson

Athens County Auditor

Courthouse Annex

15 S. Court St., Room 330

Athens, OH 45701

(740) 592-3223

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Athens County Dog Shelter

13333 SR 13

Millfield, OH 45761

(740) 593-5415

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday:  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Dog Licenses can be purchased with a Credit Card online with a convenience fee at or through the mail.

Licenses for kennels may only be purchased at the Athens County Auditor’s Office.  Individuals must be in the business of professionally breeding dogs for hunting or sale to qualify for a kennel license.  Kennels will be subject to inspection by the Athens County Dog Warden. 

Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson urges you to purchase your dog tags because it may save your dogs’ life; a tagged dog has a higher chance of finding its way home after wandering off.

Get your license today!  Feel free to call the Athens County Auditor’s office at 740-592-3223 with questions concerning your dog license. 



Athens County Board of Revision to Meet

Athens, OH, November 29, 2021:   The Athens County Board of Revision will meet on Monday, December 6, 2021 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the County Auditor's Conference Room, First Floor, Courthouse Annex.




Athens County Budget Commission Meeting

Athens, OH, November 29, 2021:   The Athens County Budget Commission will meet at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 3, 2021 in the County Auditor's Conference Room, First Floor, Courthouse Annex. The Budget Commission will be reviewing a Resolution for Athens City School District Authorizing an Unvoted Permanent Improvement Levy.


Athens County Auditor Receives Award


Athens, OH, June 15, 2021: The Athens County Auditor's Office recevied an award of Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR) for fiscal year 2019.

Tax Relief Available for Damage resulting from Wind and Storms
Ohio law provides for a reduction of taxable value for property owners when damage has occurred.


In the wake of the recent storms and wind, Auditor Jill Thompson alerts property owners of real estate and manufactured homes that they may claim a reduction in the taxable value of their property for any damage that has occurred.

  • Property owners must file an application with the county auditor timely
  • The amount of the reduction is prorated based on the calendar quarter in which the damage occurred
  • Even when the damage is repaired promptly, property owners should take pictures of the damage and file them with the notarized application

Auditor Thompson noted, "With the wind damage and storms that occurred recently, property owners deserve the relief that this law provides. My staff will be available to assist applicants in completing the form properly so they can get the reduction they are entitled to."

Applications can be downloaded from Auditor Thompson's website or can be mailed by calling 740-592-3223.

  • Form DTE 26 – Application for Valuation Deduction for Destroyed or Damaged Real Property
  • Form DTE 49 – Application for Tax Refund or Waiver for Destroyed or Damaged Manufactured Homes