Dog Licenses

Application for Dog License

Dog licenses are required for all dogs in the County over 4 months of age. The current year dog license must be purchased by January 31 each year, when a dog reaches 4 months of age, or when a dog at least 4 months of age is moved into the county.

A current rabies vaccination receipt must be presented when purchasing a dog license. If the dog has been spayed or neutered since the date of the vaccination, proof of alteration from the veterinarian must be provided in order to purchase a discounted dog license.

Dog licenses may be purchased:
  • Online - online purchases available only as renewals or with a letter from the Treasurer's Office
  • In office
  • By mail with application and fees
    • Mail check or money order to:
      Stafford County Treasurer
      P.O. Box 68
      Stafford, VA 22555-0068

Spayed/Neutered NOT Spayed/Neutered
1 Year License $5.00
3 Year License* $15.00
20 Dog Kennel** $25.00
50 Dog Kennel** $50.00

Please note: County Dog Licenses are valid based on a calendar year, January 1st - December 31st, regardless of the date purchased.
As of July 1, 2007 veterinarians are required to report to the Treasurer of the locality in which they practice within 45 days of giving a rabies vaccine. The Code of Virginia (3.1-796.87:1) mandates the Treasurer to transmit an application to all dog owners that have not purchased a dog license within 90 days of the rabies vaccination. Failure to purchase a dog license within 30 days of receipt of the application requires the Treasurer's Office to notify Animal Control of the unlicensed animal.

*In order to purchase a 3 year license, there must be at least two years remaining on the current rabies vaccination
**Kennel tags may only be purchased in the Treasurer's Office with a letter of approval from the Department of Planning and Zoning