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License By Mail

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Albemarle County within 30 days of being in the County.

View the complete Albemarle County ordinance

Mailing Address

To license by mail:

  1. Enclose copies of all required paperwork. The license application below may be downloaded and included, but it is not required.
  2. Determine the correct license fee for each of your pets.
  3. Make your check or money order payable to “County of Albemarle.” Please do not send cash.
    Payments that are denied or returned by the bank unpaid due to insufficient funds will be subject to a $35.00 administrative fee
  4. Mail your paperwork and payment to:

    Albemarle County Dog Licensing
    c/o PetData
    PO Box 141929
    Irving, TX 75014-1929

Required Paperwork

  1. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your documents for your records.

License Fees

License Fees




Unaltered Dog




Spayed/Neutered Dog




Kennel Fee (up to 10 dogs)


Dangerous Animal - Initial License


Dangerous Animal - Renewal


Other Fees

Replacement Tag


The cost for registering unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for registering spayed or neutered pets in order to promote sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation.

Due Date

Payment for your license is due on January 31st. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of moving into Albemarle County.

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