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All dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be licensed with the City of Alexandria, Virginia within 30 days of being in the city.
View the complete Alexandria ordinance:
Instructions to License Online
Ready to purchase your license? If you would like to license online, a convenience fee of $2.00 will apply for each transaction. Any required documents, such as your pet's current rabies vaccination certificate, may be scanned and uploaded or submitted later by fax, mail or email. The license will be issued after all required documents are received.
If you prefer to pay by another method, click here to view your other payment options.
- 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.
- Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services is required if the pet has been altered since the last licensing period and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered license fee.
- Proof of age is required to receive the discounted fees for senior citizens age 65 and over.
Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your documents for your records.
|Standard Licensing Fees||1-Year||Multi-Year|
|Senior citizens age 65 or over|
Licenses expire at the end of the month in which the pet's rabies vaccination expires, so please verify that you have at least two or three years remaining on your pet's rabies certificate before applying for a multi-year license.
The cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than that for licensing spayed or neutered pets in order to promote sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation and starvation.
|Download License Application (PDF format)|
*To use as an electronic fillable form, open in Adobe Reader.
Payment for your license is due within 10 days of the expiration of your current license. 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 Alexandria.