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License Requirements

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Fairfax County and must be licensed annually.

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Due Date

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.

License Term

All licenses are valid through December 31st and must be renewed annually by January 31st.

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