Dog License

Owners of dogs and cats four months of age or older shall have them vaccinated for rabies by a veterinarian, 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 (PDF) 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.

License Fees

  • Male/Female (Lifetime): $40
  • Spayed/Neutered (Lifetime): $20
  • Male/Female: $10
  • Spayed/Neutered: $5
  • Up to 20 dog kennel: $35
  • Up to 50 dog kennel: $50
  • Duplicate license: $1
Pay Online
Visit our Payment Portal to pay your dog license fees online.

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.

Contact Us

Treasurer's Office
Email the Treasurer's Office

Physical Address
16360 Dunn Street
Suite 103
Amelia, VA 23002


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 730
Amelia, VA 23002

Phone: : 804-561-2145
Fax: : 804-561-3390

Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5 pm