Tax Administration

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: In order to ensure everyone's safety during the pandemic, please connect with us virtually. Use our website, send an email, or call us weekdays from 8AM to 4:30PM. We are open for walk-in traffic weekdays 8AM to 4:30PM.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223
Fairfax, VA 22035

Young Tarry,
Division Director

Dog License Information

All dogs four months of age or older must be licensed.  Licenses are good for the calendar year in which they are issued and expire on December 31st. New licenses must be purchased by February 1st.

No longer own a dog?  Moved to a new address?

License Fee:

All dog license tags are $10. License tags are issued free of charge for service dogs that assist residents who are visually impaired, deaf, or need mobility assistance.

License Tags May Be Purchased as Follows:

By Mail

  • Complete & print the Dog License Application.
  • Make check payable to the “County of Fairfax.”
  • Provide the current certificate of rabies vaccination.
  • Send all documentation to:
    Department of Tax Administration
    12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223
    Fairfax, VA 22035

Online (renewals only)

  • The rabies vaccination date must be current to purchase a dog license.
  • Provide the information requested in the online application.
  • Only one dog tag can be processed per transaction.
  • Service fees may apply. 

In Person

Taxpayers who have purchased license tags in the prior years will automatically receive a yearly renewal application form in the mail during the month of November.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant