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Dog Owner License

 Dog Licenses (both new and renewal licenses) can be purchased online at

 Dog Licenses

All dogs four months of age and older must be licensed by February 1 or within 30 days of moving to Prince William County.  Dog licenses are renewed annually and can be purchased beginning in November.  Dog owners moving into the County must comply with the license requirements and register their dogs at the time of the move.

Any dog not having a license tag after January 31 will be in violation of County Code and the owner subject to a fine.  Prince William Code Chapter 4, Article IV.  


How To Obtain A License

The fee is $10 per dog license.
Download 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.    
New and Renewal Dog Licenses can be purchased online at
Dog Licenses can also be purchased at the Animal Shelter or any Taxpayer Services Office location.   
Submit payment and application by mail to:  
Prince William County
Tax Administration Division (DLR)
PO Box 2467
Woodbridge, VA 22195-2467


Dog owners with five (5) or more dogs will need a Kennel License and Zoning Approval for a Noncommercial Kennel.  Owners must provide a Rabies Certificate for each dog upon registration and when requested by the County.

The annual license fee for a Kennel License depends on the number of dogs.
  5-10 dogs……$20.00
11-20 dogs……$25.00
21 and more…$50.00

For more information about Zoning Approval click here


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.

More Information

Help is available by calling Taxpayer Services at 703-792-6710 and by email to  
Need information about animal control laws? Call the Animal Control Bureau 703-792-6465.  After 5 p.m., call 703-792-6500.


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