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(804) 748-1683


Monday - Friday
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Contact the police non-emergency number

Street Address
Chesterfield County Animal Services Office
9300 Public Works Road
Chesterfield, Va 23832
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Mailing address
P.O. Box 148
Chesterfield, VA 23832


Animal Services Unit
Local Pet Laws

Zoning Regulations 

Ownership of more than three adult dogs per family is prohibited in any residential district without a special exception permit. If you need a special permit, contact the Chesterfield County Zoning Office at (804) 748-1050.

County Leash Law  

Under Chesterfield County's current leash law, dogs must be on a leash at all times when not on the dog owner's property.

Boundary Lines for Farm Animals 

  • The boundary line of each lot or tract of land is the lawful limit for any horse, mule, cattle, hog, sheep or goat.
  • It is unlawful for the owner or manager of any such animal to permit it to run at large beyond the boundaries of confined area.
  • Any person violating this law is subject to a fine of up to $250.
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