What happens if I don’t license my dog?

Failure to license your dog is a violation of State law. Owners who fail to register their dog by May 1 will be subject to fines and a court summons. Late charges are assessed at $1 per month, per dog. Civil forfeiture fines will also be assessed in the amount of $25 per dog, which will be payable within 15 days of receipt of the notice of failure to register. Failure to pay late charges and civil forfeiture fees within the 15 day period will result in a summons to appear in court.

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1. Why do I have to register my dog?
2. What are the fees for licensing my dog?
3. How do I license a dog that is new to me?
4. What happens if I don’t license my dog?
5. What do I do if I no longer own my dog?