Press Releases

Nov 30 2022

Dog tags officially go on sale Wednesday, December 1, 2022 for the 2023 license year.  Clinton County Auditor, Terence G. Habermehl, will be sending out renewal applications to all owners who purchased a 2022 tag. 

The last day to purchase 2023 Clinton County dog license without a penalty being assessed is January 31, 2023.  The cost of a single dog license is $14.00, and a kennel license is $70.00.  Recent law changes allow dog owners to now purchase three year and permanent dog licenses for their dogs.  The cost of a three-year license is $42 and a permanent license is $140.  Effective February 1st, 2023, the Ohio Revised Code requires the Auditor to charge a penalty equal to the fee of the license for late registration.  Thus, regular tags will be $28 each and $140 for kennels starting February 1, 2023.

Regular dog licenses can be purchased in person at the Clinton County Auditor’s office during regular office hours throughout the year. 

The auditor’s office has contracted with Fairfield Licensing to offer a convenient method of purchase for Clinton County residents through online registration.  There is an additional $2 charge per tag for this service.  Please visit www.doglicenses.us/oh/clinton to take advantage of this service.  Residents can also access the service via a link on the Clinton County Auditor’s home page.

December 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023, Mr. Habermehl has also authorized the following local retailers to sell dog tags for an additional fee:                    

BUCKLEY BROS DRIVE THRU                                 

BROWNS DISTRIBUTING                                                                 


PBS ANIMAL HEALTH                                             



If you are unable to make it to any of the listed locations above, you may send your dog and owner information to the Auditor’s office and a tag will be issued and mailed back to you.  Please include an additional $1.00 processing fee for this service to cover postage and mailing costs.

Kennel licenses can be renewed through the mail with the renewal application that is being mailed out to previously registered Kennel owners.  NEW kennel licenses can ONLY be purchased at the Clinton County Auditor’s office on the first floor of the Courthouse.  If you have questions concerning your eligibility for a kennel license, please contact the Auditor’s Office for more information.


2021 Property Value Notice To The Public
Nov 29 2021


Notice is hereby given in compliance with section 5713.01, 5713.041, 5713.32, 5713.35, 5727.06, 5715.17 O.R.C., that real estate values of Clinton County for tax year 2021 have been completed in accordance with sections 5713.03, 5713.31, 5715.01 and 5715.19 O.R.C. and with the rules and methods applicable of the County adopted, prescribed and promulgated by the Commissioner of Tax Equalization, are open for public inspection at the office of the County Auditor, First Floor, Clinton County Court House, 46 South South Street, Wilmington, Ohio.  Formal complaints against any valuations or assessments except the valuation fixed and assessments made by the Department of Taxation of Ohio, which appear on the tax duplicate of the current year may be filed after January 1, 2022.  Complaints must be made in writing on forms furnished by the County Auditor and filed in the Auditor’s Office before March 31, 2022.

Survey Escrow Procedure-No Longer Permitted By Clinton County Auditor
Jun 22 2021
Tentative State Ordered 2020 Triennial Update of Real Property
Sep 03 2020

WILMINGTON - Clinton County Auditor Terence Habermehl has announced that new, tentative real estate values established for the state-ordered 2020 triennial update of real property are now available for review. The new property values can be found on the auditor’s website at: https://clintonoh-auditor.ddti.net or by calling the auditor’s office at (937) 382-2250 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Wednesday.

Tax Estimator
Apr 23 2020

A new Tax Estimator add-on has been released to help you estimate your taxes.

Homestead Exemption Program Expanded
Apr 23 2020

Homestead Exemption Program Expanded - State Legislature has expanded the Homestead Exemption Program, a property tax reduction program, for all senior citizens and permanently disabled homeowners. Visit the Homestead Exemption page for more information and to download an application.