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    Dogs License Info

    Please Note

    • All dogs and cats over four months of age must be inoculated against rabies.
    • All dogs must have a City of Lynchburg Dog License (this can be purchased at City Hall at the payment window).
    • In the City of Lynchburg parks and recreation areas, dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
    • Barking dog and other public nuisance complaints cannot be prosecuted if the complainant is not willing to testify in court.
    • Citizens that decide to pick up stray dogs on their own are responsible for taking them to the shelter during normal business hours.

    Dog License

    • Residents in Lynchburg are required by City Ordinance to obtain a license for their dog(s).
    • New licenses go on sale November 1 of each year and must be purchased by January 31.
    • A valid rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian must be presented before a dog license can be issued.
    • Tags are required on dogs at four months of age.
    • Order by mail: include the required vaccination certificate; the certificate will be returned with your order. Make check payable to: City of Lynchburg; mail to: P.O. Box 603, Lynchburg, VA 2450
    • Purchase license at City Hall, Billings & Collections windows 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. 
    Dog License Type
    FEE
    Fertile male or female
    $10.00
    Neutered male or spayed female
    $5.00
    Duplicate license*
    $1.00
    Kennel license for 20 dogs or less*
    $25.00
    Kennel license for 21 dogs or more*
    $35.00
    Dangerous dog (must have Registration Certificate filled out and signed by Animal Warden and a current dog license)**
    $150.00
    Hybrid Canine (must have Registration Certificate filled out and signed by Animal Warden and a current dog license)**
    $50.00
    Pet Shop Permit or Dealer in Companion Animals (application must be filled out and signed by Animal Warden)**
    $50.00
    * For additional information please call (434) 455-3850
    ** For additional information please call (434) 455-6058