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. 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

737-9191 Battlefield Veterinary Clinic 5550 Whiteside Road
740-0006 Canine Design 9740 Gayton Road
262-6681 Fin & Feather 5208 Lakeside Avenue
501-7429 Henrico County Eastern Gov’t Ctr. 3820 Nine Mile Road
501-7429 Henrico County Western Gov’t Ctr. 4301 E. Parham Road
795-4350 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

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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