All dogs four months of age and older must be licensed. Dog licenses are renewed annually and can be purchased beginning in November. The due date for license renewals is January 31 of each year (see the
Prince William Code Chapter 4, Article IV).
Any dog not having a license tag after January 31 will be in violation of County Code and the owner subject to a fine.
Dog owners moving into the County must comply with the license requirements and register their dogs at the time of the move.
How To Obtain A License
The fee is $10 per dog license.
To purchase a license, complete a
Dog License Application Form
and return it with a current rabies vaccination certificate. A license will only be issued with proof of a current rabies vaccination.
Submit payment and application by mail to:
Prince William County
Tax Administration Division (DLR)
PO Box 2467
Woodbridge, VA 22195-2467
All cats four months of age and older must have a current rabies vaccination (see the
Prince William Code
Chapter 4, Article V). Cats are not required to be licensed.
Need information about animal control laws? Call the Animal Control Bureau
703-792-6465. After 5 p.m., call 703-792-6500.