- Call Customer Service:
License in Person
All dogs 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Fairfax County and must be licensed annually.
View the complete Fairfax County ordinance
You may purchase a license in person at one of the following locations. Please bring a current rabies certificate with you.
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223
Fairfax, VA 22035
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
- A current rabies vaccination certificate is required if the vaccination on file has expired. Rabies vaccination certificates must not expire prior to the start of the new tag year on January 1st and must be current as of the date of licensing. Please check your certificate for correct address and dog information.
- Diplomat owners must provide Diplomatic ID to receive the discount.
- Military owners with residence outside Virginia must provide Leave and Earning Statement showing Home of Record other than Virginia.
Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so please retain a copy of your documents for your records.
|Standard License Fees||1-Year|
|Military Owner with Residence Outside Virginia||$0.00|
|License Application (PDF format)|
*To use as an electronic fillable form, open in Adobe Reader.
Payment for your new or renewed license is due by January 31st. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license when obtaining a dog over the age of 4 months by January 31st. Licenses are valid through December 31st each year.