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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.

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 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.

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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