Tomorrow is dog day. During Corona, many of us also got a new dog. The Association of German Dogs (VDH) estimates that since the start of the pandemic, there are about 20 percent more dogs than before. If you keep a dog, you must pay taxes on it. According to the taxpayers’ association, the tax has remained the same in all our municipalities compared to the previous year.
Winterberg is the most expensive in the area. There, a tax of 100 euros per year is charged per dog. In Esloe, it is the cheapest – 59 euros. In North Rhine-Westphalia, keeping a dog in Hagen is the most expensive – 180 euros. HSK currently has about 10,000 dogs.
Tax on dogs deemed dangerous
Anyone who keeps a dog breed classified as dangerous must pay 880 euros for the first animal in Marsberg, the highest tax in the county. On the other hand, a fighting dog at Bestwig costs only 485 euros. Throughout the country, keeping a dog classified as dangerous is the most expensive in Heimbach, costing 1,200 euros per year.
Countywide Dog Tax:
Arnsberg 1st dog €84, 1st dangerous dog €645
Bestwig 1st dog €75, 1st dangerous dog €485
Brilon 1st dog 78 euro, 1st dangerous dog – euro
Eslohe 1st dog €84, 1st dangerous dog €600
Hallenberg 1st dog €60, 1st dangerous dog €600
Marsberg 1st dog €88, 1st dangerous dog €880
Medebach 1st dog €72, 1st dangerous dog €576
Meschede 1st dog €85, 1st dangerous dog €600
Olsberg 1st dog €80, 1st dangerous dog €700
Schmallenberg 1st dog €72, 1st dangerous dog €600
Sundern 1st dog €85, 1st dangerous dog €510
Winterberg 1st dog €100, 1st dangerous dog €700