Dog Licenses

Now Available: Lifetime Dog Licenses

Chesterfield County now offers a lifetime dog license for $10. The license will remain valid as long as the dog's rabies vaccination is kept up to date. 

Which Dogs Must Have a License?

Any dog four months of age or older must have a license.

What Steps Are Necessary?

To obtain a dog license, you must:

  • Provide a certificate of current rabies vaccination
  • Pay the $10 license tax.

Where Do I Get the License?

You can obtain a dog license at several County businesses, or by mail.

To Obtain a Dog License by Mail

  • Print and complete a Dog License Application (PDF).
  • Send the completed license application.
  • Include:
    • Check or money order payable to Treasurer, Chesterfield County
    • Copy of the rabies certificate
    • Proof that the dog has been spayed/neutered (if applicable)
  • Mail to:
    Treasurer’s Office
    P.O. Box 70
    Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
    Attention: Dog Licenses

What Do I Do with the License?

License tags should be securely fastened to a substantial collar worn by the dog.

The tag will be stamped or marked with the:

  • Locality name
  • Serial number

Dog license receipts should be kept in a safe place and should be available upon request for inspection by any Animal Services Officer.

How do I get a Kennel License?

Kennel licenses are available for those residing in an agricultural district who own more than three dogs. Kennel licenses are still issued annually and a Kennel License Application (PDF) must be completed each year. The license tax is payable on January 1 and must be paid no later than January 31 of each year. 

The fees are as follows:

  • Kennel - 20 dogs: $25
  • Kennel - 50 dogs: $35