German law: dog owners are liable for dog tax

Dog owners who are U.S. citizens, military or civilian, and are married to a German national are liable for dog tax under German law.

Ramstein-Miesenbach and Landstuhl Union Community officials ask dog owners to register their dog at their local town hall.

Owners who live in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Kottweiler-Schwanden, Hütschenhausen,  Spesbach, Katzenbach, Steinwenden, Weltersbach, Obermohr, Niedermohr, Schrollbach or Reuschbach, should go to the dog tax office located in Room 217, second floor, in the Ramstein-Miesenbach Rathaus, Am Neuen Markt 6, or call 06371-592-155. Those living in Landstuhl, Bann, Hauptstuhl, Kindsbach, Mittelbrunn or Oberarnbach should visit the dog tax office in Room 207 of the Landstuhl Rathaus or call 06371-83154.

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.

Dog owners should make sure the issued tax is worn visibly.

 (Courtesy of Ramstein and Landstuhl Union Community administration)