POTTSVILLE - Schuylkill County Treasurer Linda L. Marchalk and Sheriff Joseph G. Groody announced extended office hours for specific dates throughout the year for residents to purchase dog licenses, fishing & hunting licenses, and applications/renewals for firearm licenses.
The dates and extended hours are as follows:
Sheriff Groody said in a statement "To better serve County Residents, I will continue to offer Saturday and extended weekday hours to accommodate law abiding citizens with the option to apply for a license to carry firearms."
The fee for the license is $20.00 and is payable with cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). Current license holders can renew up to 60 days before the expiration date. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and must provide a current and valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License or a current PA identification card that has the applicant’s current address. Applicants must provide the name, full address and phone number of two references (references cannot be family members). Applications will be processed and mailed to the applicant’s home address. Applications can be found on the county's website, www.co.schuylkill.pa.us
State law requires that all dogs three months of age or older be licensed by January 1 and failure to license a dog can carry a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the dog is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 while a lifetime license is $31.50. Reduced rates are available for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Treasurer Linda L. Marchalk said “State Dog Wardens will be canvassing in the spring and continue throughout the summer. Having the option to purchase a dog license on a Saturday gives dog owners a chance to be compliant with state law and not force County Residents to take time off of work to get a dog license.” In addition to the County Treasurer’s Office, dog licenses
are available for purchase through local dog agents or by going online to www.padoglicense.com. A list of 2017 Dog Agents and downloadable applications are available online on the county's website, www.co.schuylkill.pa.us
The County Treasurer’s Office also reminds all Schuylkill County residents that 2017 Trout opens on April 1 for the Southeastern Counties and April 15 for the regular Opening Day Statewide. Fishing licenses are now available for purchase. Annual license are valid from December 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2017. The cost for an annual resident adult license is $22.90. The fee for annual senior licenses is $11.90. The cost for the Trout/Salmon permit is $9.90. Multi-year licenses and fishing license buttons are also available for purchase.
If you have any questions regarding licenses, contact the Schuylkill County Treasurer's Office at (570) 628-1433.
If you have any questions regarding gun permits, contact the Schuylkill County Sheriff's Office at (570) 628-1440.