Tax Administration (DTA)

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: DTA is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your convenience, our full service counter is open until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for walk-in customers.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 261
Fairfax, VA 22035

Juan Rengel,
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 January 31st.

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.
  • The service fee of $0.65 is a charge imposed by the county's e-commerce vendor, for processing all electronic dog tag transactions, including e-checks.
  • Multiple dog tags cannot be purchased at one time, under one service fee.

In Person

  • Bring a completed copy of the Dog License Application and a current certificate of rabies vaccination.
  • Make check payable to the "County of Fairfax."
  • Visit one of the following locations:
    • The Department of Tax Administration at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223, Fairfax between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays (8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays) or
    • The Animal Shelter at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax between noon and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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.