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The 2024 Dog licenses are available for renewal starting November 1. Due to delays, the 2024 dog tags will be mailed in December. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

License Fees

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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