Dog License

available via mail   Via Mail
available in person   In Person

All dogs four months of age or older are required to have a valid rabies vaccination and to be licensed in Henrico County. Henrico County issues lifetime licenses for $10. The license is required no later than 30 days after a dog has reached the age of four months, or not later than 30 days after an owner acquired a dog four months of age or older. The license is good for the life of the dog and is valid as long as the dog’s owner resides in the County and the dog’s rabies vaccination is kept current. The license is void if the dog does not receive a rabies vaccination within 30 days of the expiration of the dog’s rabies vaccination.

Dog licenses are nonrefundable, nontransferable and will not be prorated. The license is required in addition to any fee due for a dangerous dog registration certificate.

The license for a kennel, up to 50 dogs, is an annual license. It is due on January 1 and not later than January 31.

Dangerous dogs are defined in Section 5-30 of the Henrico County Code. Within 45 days of finding that an animal is a dangerous dog, the owner must obtain a dangerous dog registration certificate from the Animal Protection unit of the Division of Police and pay a registration fee. By January 31st of each year, until the dog is deceased, the certificate must be updated and the renewal fee paid.



Lifetime license – $10

Duplicate tag – $1

Kennel (up to 50 dogs) – $50

Dangerous dog registration – $150

Dangerous dog renewal – $85

How to Receive this Service

Dog licenses may be purchased a the Eastern and Western Government Center Cashier’s Offices Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding County holidays or at the following locations:

*The tag and license are not prorated, non-transferable and non-refundable

A Dog & Cats World
11000 Three Chopt Road Suite A

Battlefield Veterinary Clinic
5550 Whiteside Road

Canine Design
9740 Gayton Road

Fin & Feather
5208 Lakeside Avenue

Glen Allen Animal Hospital
10222 Staples Mill Road

Henrico County Eastern Gov’t Ctr.
3820 Nine Mile Road

Henrico County Western Gov’t Ctr.
4301 E. Parham Road

Just For Paws Pet Spa
12456 Gayton Road

New Market Veterinary Clinic
2458 New Market Road

Paws & Claws
10436 Ridgefield Pkwy

Ridge Dog Shop
1505 Parham Road

Varina Veterinary Clinic
1320 New Market Road

Contact Us

(804) 501-4678


Department of Finance
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Finance Main Number
(804) 501-4729

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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