Application for Dog License
Dog licenses are required for all dogs in the County over 4 months of age. The current year dog license must be purchased by January 31 each year, when a dog reaches 4 months of age, or when a dog at least 4 months of age is moved into the county.
A current rabies vaccination receipt must be presented when purchasing a dog license. If the dog has been spayed or neutered since the date of the vaccination, proof of alteration from the veterinarian must be provided in order to purchase a discounted dog license.
Dog licenses may be purchased:
As of July 1, 2007 veterinarians are required to report to the Treasurer of the locality in which they practice within 45 days of giving a rabies vaccine. The Code of Virginia (3.1-796.87:1) mandates the Treasurer to transmit an application to all dog owners that have not purchased a dog license within 90 days of the rabies vaccination. Failure to purchase a dog license within 30 days of receipt of the application requires the Treasurer's Office to notify Animal Control of the unlicensed animal.
*In order to purchase a 3 year license, there must be at least two years remaining on the current rabies vaccination
**Kennel tags may only be purchased in the Treasurer's Office with a letter of approval from the Department of Planning and Zoning