Loudoun County residents can now pay for their dog licenses online. Citizens have the option to purchase dog licenses for one, two or three-year periods provided that the dog’s rabies certificate is valid for the period of time being covered. The cost is $10 per dog.
Officials with the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services hope the new online system will lead to an increase in the number of licensed dogs within the county as well as provide an easier and more user-friendly experience for the citizens of Loudoun.
The Commonwealth of Virginia mandates Loudoun County to require all dogs four months of age and older to be licensed. In Loudoun County, dog licenses are issued concurrently with the rabies vaccination effective period for each dog. Failure to purchase a dog license is a Class IV Misdemeanor which can carry up to a $250 fine. There are many other reasons to purchase a dog license.
The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services is located at 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford, VA 20197. For more information, call 703-777-0406 or visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.
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Media Contact: Amy Martin, Animal Services Assistant Director, Programs & Services, 703-737-8097, [email protected]