December 2, 2021

Preble County Auditor Lavon Wright is reminding dog owners that 2022 Dog Licenses go on sale December 1, 2021 and the renewal period runs through January 31, 2022. Dog licenses are $14.00 each and are valid for all of 2022. After January 31, 2022, there is a late penalty to purchase the license. Anyone who “owns, keeps, or harbors a dog” is required by state law to purchase a dog license.

Dog tags can be purchased several ways;

The Preble County Auditor’s Office located on the 2nd floor of the courthouse in Eaton will have dog license available. One year ($14), Three year ($42), Permanent ($140) and Kennel ($70/5 tags and $1.00 for each additional tag). Office hours are 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday. You may also call the Auditors office at (937)-456-8148 for instructions on how to purchase them through the mail or visit our website www.preblecountyauditor.org  and download our pdf form.

During the renewal period there are several locations throughout the county that will also have 1 (one) year dog license for sale. Those businesses may charge a preparation fee of $ .75 per application. The sites are: Eaton – Dog Warden, License Bureau, Town & Country Vet Clinic, Brubaker Grain, Creature Comforts Vet Clinic, and Lakengren P.O.A.. Gratis – Twin Valley Bank,  Camden – Somerville Bank. West Alexandria – Twin Valley Bank, and Twin Valley Animal Hospital. Lewisburg – LCNB, Farmer’s State Bank, and Prices Creek Animal Hospital. New Paris – Farmer’s State Bank

October 27, 2021

The Preble County Auditor is beginning the process of a state mandated (ORC 5713.01 (B)) reappraisal of all properties. The reappraisal is a two-year process with new values being established for tax year 2023, for taxes payable in 2024. Beginning in October 2021 and running through the end of 2022 there will be photographers obtaining photos for use in the reappraisal process. These photos are for in office use only. These individuals will be working on behalf of the Preble County Auditor’s office, but are employed by Appraisal Research Corporation. They will be identified with badges, safety vests, and car signs.  The photographer’s will be following recommendations from the CDC and Ohio Health Department while also practicing social distancing protocols. Questions should be directed to the Preble County Auditor’s office at 937-456-8148 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this process.

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101 East Main Street
P.O. Box 361
Eaton, Ohio 45320-0361

(937) 456-8148

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Preble County Auditor Open To Public
Sep 02 2020
Welcome to the Preble County Auditor’s Office Web Site!
May 15 2020

As an elected official, I believe my most important duty is to serve you, the people of Preble County. Thus, probably the most important feature of this web site is the wide range of services that can be obtained here. Another advantage of the web site is that, unlike the County offices, web sites have no office hours. Information on the home page will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This will enable those people who cannot get to our office during the traditional office hours to access information they need.

Fraudulent Dog Licenses
May 15 2020

Lavon Wright, Preble County Auditor, became aware of a scam concerning the purchase of fraudulent dog license through an online website.

The bogus website claims you can purchase a dog license that covers the entire State of Ohio, but it does not give you a link to Preble County. It also claims to give senior citizens a discount. This is a scam.

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Links to surrounding county Auditor websites:

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