All dogs four months or older living in Arlington County must be licensed by the County government. The dog must wear the license at all times. The Arlington County code does not require a license for cats. 

What You Need to Do

  • Provide a copy of your dog’s current rabies certificate.  (Virginia state law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated at four months.)
  • AWLA offers low-cost rabies vaccinations at regularly scheduled clinics throughout the year.
  • Send a completed license application, a check or money order (payable to “Treasurer, Arlington County) for $30, to the Office of the Treasurer at:

Office of the Treasurer
Operations Division
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 201
Arlington, VA 22201

You may also submit your completed application in person at the above address.

To renew an existing pet license, log in through Arlington County’s online portal.