HARRISBURG - Northumberland County Treasurer Kevin Gilroy reminds all dog owners to purchase a 2014 license as required by state law.

All dogs 3 months or older must be licensed annually. Failure to license a dog is a summary offense and could result in a maximum fine of $300 for each unlicensed dog.

An annual license is $8.45 and a lifetime license is $51.45. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.45 and lifetime is $31.45. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 for others and lifetime $31.45 or $21.45 for spayed or neutered.

Licensing fees support the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement Office.

Licenses may be purchased through the treasurer's office at 399 S. Fifth St., Sunbury, by calling 570-988-4161 or visiting www.padoglicense.com.