Dog Licenses

When your dog receives a rabies vaccination, your veterinarian is required to notify the treasurer of the locality in which the vaccination occurs. If the dog owner has not purchased a dog license within 90 days of the rabies inoculation, the local treasurer is required to send an application and bill to the owner for each dog not licensed.

Fill out the Animal License Application, print it and submit it to the Treasurer's Office with payment. 
Please click here to update your Roanoke City Dog License (Tag) information in the Treasurer's Office.
Note: You may use this form to submit your dog's updated Rabies Vaccination Certificate. 
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Pursuant to Section 6-40 of the Code of the City of Roanoke, all dogs 4 months of age or older owned or kept in the city must be licensed by the City Treasurer in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Dog licenses expire on December 31 of each year and must be purchased or renewed between November 1 and December 31.
  • Proof of the owner's city residency and a signed, valid rabies vaccination certificate must be presented before any dog license will be issued.
  • Kennels with over 50 dogs are prohibited within the city. Before a kennel license will be issued for kennels with 50 or fewer dogs, a valid business license must be presented.