Frequently asked questions

How do I obtain dog tags and/or a kennel license?

Dog tags may be obtained at the Owen County Judge-Executive's Office, 100 N. Thomas St., Owenton. The cost is $5 each for one to three (1-3) dogs and $3.50 each for four to seven (4-7) dogs (cash or check only; no debit cards). A kennel license may also be obtained at the Owen County Judge-Executive's Office. The cost is $40 for eight (8) or more dogs (cash or check only; no debit cards).

How do I obtain a building permit?

A building permit may be obtained by contacting Owen County Building Inspector Scott Allnutt at (502) 330-1824 or scott.allnutt@yahoo.com.

Does Owen County have an occupational tax?

Owen County does not currently have an occupational tax. For information on the City of Owenton's occupational tax, contact Owenton City Hall at (502) 484-2313.

How do I seek assistance for a drug addiction; assistance for food, clothing and education; assistance for housing and utilities; transportation assistance?

Please visit Northern Kentucky University's Owen County Resources page for information.

How do I report a road concern?

To report a county road concern, please call Owen County Public Works at (502) 484-2427. To report a state road concern, please call the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's District Six Office at (859) 341-2700.

Does the county have a planning and zoning ordinance?

No, there is no planning and zoning ordinance on the books.