Dog License Information

Owners of dogs and cats four months of age or older shall have them vaccinated for rabies by a veternarian, per Virginia State Code 3.2-65-21, Section 5-1 and 3.2-65-28, Section 4-3. 

Amelia County requires that all dogs residing in the County four months of age or older are required by
Article IV, Section 4.1 of the county ordinance, to have and display a county dog license/tag.  In order to obtain the license, citizens must present the original copy of a current rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed  veterinarian.

Dog licenses are on sale from January 1st to January 31st  of each year.   Licenses are required to be purchased annually and go on sale at the Treasurer's Office November 1 and are due by January 1.  All citizens owning or kenneling dogs are required to license each animal.

Location  to Purchase Dog Licenses
Amelia County Treasurer's Office
16360 Dunn Street, Suite 103
P.O. Box 730
Amelia Court House,  VA  23002

Click here to pay online

License  Fees
  • Male/Female LIFETIME $40.00
  • Spayed/Neutered LIFETIME $20.00
  • Male/Female   $10.00
  • Spayed/Neutered   $5.00
  • Up to 20 dog kennel   $35.00
  • Up to 50 dog kennel   $50.00
  • Duplicate License   $1.00
License Not Required for Service Dogs

No  license fee shall be imposed on any dog that is trained and serves as a guide dog for a blind person or that is trained and serves as a hearing dog for a deaf or hearing-impaired person; or that is a search and rescue dog; or that is  trained and serves as a service dog for a mobility-impaired person Read more at