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Dog License

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available in person   In Person

A dog license is required for dogs four months of age or older unless the dog is used as a service dog. Licenses must be obtained no later than 30 days after a dog turns four months old or within 30 days of the expiration date on the license receipt. Dog licenses are nonrefundable, nontransferable and will not be prorated.

Kennel licenses are due on January 1 and no later than January 31 of each year and are paid annually.

Dangerous dogs are defined in Section 5-30 of the Henrico County Code. Within 45 days of a 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. The dog license is required in addition to any fee due for a dangerous dog registration certificate.

Henrico County dog tags are issued as permanent tags. The numbered tag received at the time of purchase is kept throughout the life of your dog unless it is lost, stolen or destroyed. When your dog’s rabies vaccine expires you will be paying to renew your permanent numbered tag. The license expiration will run concurrent with the rabies vaccine.



Kennel fee for up to 50 dogs – $50.00

Lifetime license fee $10.00

Duplicate tags $1.00

Dangerous dog registration $150

Renewal $85

How to Receive this Service

Dog licenses may be purchased at 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 listed below.

270-0997 A Dog & Cats World 11000 Three Chopt Road, Suite A
754-3647 Battlefield Veterinary Clinic 5550 Whiteside Road
740-0006 Canine Design 9740 Gayton Road
262-6681 Fin & Feather 5208 Lakeside Avenue
741-7297 New Market Veterinary Clinic 2458 New Market Road
740-0013 Paws & Claws 10436 Ridgefield Pkwy
288-0605 Ridge Dog Shop 1505 Parham Road
226-0771 Varina Veterinary Clinic 1320 New Market Road

A copy of the current rabies vaccination certificate is required when purchasing a dog license. *The tag and license are not prorated, non-transferable and non-refundable

Visit our Payment Options page for more information on payment options including online payments.

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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