Dog owner with German spouse must pay dog tax

Dog owners who are U.S. citizens, military or civilian, and are married to German nationals are liable for “dog tax” under German law.
Ramstein-Miesenbach union community officials have asked dog owners to register their dog at the Ramstein Rathaus (city hall) if they live in the following villages:
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Kottweiler-Schwanden, Hütschenhausen with Spesbach and Katzenbach, Steinwenden with Weltersbach and Obermohr, and Niedermohr with Schrollbach and Reuschbach.
Dog owners moving into the union community must register their dogs within two weeks of the move.
Puppies must be registered three months after birth.
Owners must register new or stray dogs within one month.
The dog tax office is located in Room 217 on the second floor of the Rathaus in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Am Neuen Markt 6 (near the Haus des Bürgers).
(Courtesy of Ramstein-Miesenbach administration office)