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If your rabies certificate is expired, you will not have the option to purchase a renewal license for your dog. Please vaccinate your dog as soon as possible and then contact the Treasurer’s Office for assistance.
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According to State Code Section 3.2-65, all dogs older than 4 months of age are required to have a current rabies vaccination and purchase a dog license from the locality in which they live. The General Assembly made this decision to help prevent the spread of rabies in Virginia.
Whenever a vaccination occurs, the veterinarian is required to submit that documentation to your local Treasurer’s Office. If a dog license is not purchased within 90 days, our office will automatically send you a dog license application with instructions on how to purchase a license.
Dog licenses may be purchased from the City Treasurer’s Office and the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.