Dog Licenses

If you’re an Arlington resident and your dog is at least six months old, you must license your dog, per the Arlington County Code. Also, you must vaccinate any dog older than four months against rabies, per Virginia Code § 3.2-6521. The County doesn’t require residents to license service dogs.

If you no longer own a dog that had a registered County dog license, email the Treasurer’s Office or call 703-228-3090.

License Fees

  • One-year license: $10
  • Three-year license: $25

Three Ways to Apply

Mail: Send your completed application, a current rabies vaccination certificate and a check payable to “Treasurer, Arlington County” in the appropriate amount (for a one-year or three-year license) to:

Office of the Treasurer
Operations Division
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 201
Arlington, VA 22201

In Person: Bring your completed application and a current rabies vaccination certificate to:

Office of the Treasurer
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 215
Arlington, VA 22201
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

You can pay by cash, check, money order, debit card or credit card. If you pay by credit card, you must also pay a 2.5 percent fee (charged by the credit card processor).

Online (Renewals Only): Go to Arlington County’s Customer Assessment and Payment Portal (CAPP) to renew your dog licenses.

You also can get a dog license application from any Arlington veterinarian’s office or at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Rabies Clinics

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington sponsors regular rabies clinics. For more information, go to Low-Cost Rabies and Microchip Clinics or call 703-931-9241.