The City dog tag will help identify your pet in the case they are lost and picked up by Animal Control.
All dogs four months and older that are located in the City are required to wear a dog tag. Tags for each year go on sale April 1st and must be displayed on the dog by May 1st. Dog tags must be purchased by April 30th to avoid a late penalty.
When registering your dog, you must present a valid rabies certificate. If the vaccination has expired, proof of a current vaccination will be required.
ATTENTION: Submit your dog license application and fee payment via mail or drop box (outside the Creamery Building, 21 S. Kent Street), and the dog tag will be mailed to you.
The Code of Virginia has made it mandatory for the Treasurer to send out Dog License renewal applications annually to those dog owners that are currently on our records. If you receive a renewal application for a dog you no longer have, please contact the Treasurer's Office at (540) 667-1815, option 3, so that your records can be updated.