Please Note
  • All dogs and cats over four months of age must be inoculated against rabies.
  • All dogs must have a City of Lynchburg Dog License (this can be purchased at City Hall at the payment window or the Lynchburg Humane Society).
  • In the City of Lynchburg parks and recreation areas, dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Barking dog and other public nuisance complaints cannot be prosecuted if the complainant is not willing to
    testify in court.
  • Citizens that decide to pick up stray dogs on their own are responsible for taking them to the shelter during normal business hours.
Dog License
  •  Residents in Lynchburg are required by City Ordinance to obtain a license for their dog(s).
  •  New licenses go on sale November 1 of each year and must be purchased by January 31.
  •  A valid rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian must be presented before a dog license
    can be issued.
  • Tags are required on dogs at four months of age.
  •  Lifetime dog licenses can be purchased for $15 and are the only tag required for the lifetime of the dog. The same requirements apply for the lifetime license as an annual license. 
  • Order by mail: include the required vaccination certificate; the certificate will be returned with your order.
    Make check payable to:   City of Lynchburg      Mail to:  P.O. Box 603, Lynchburg, VA 2450
  • Purchase license at City Hall, Billings & Collections windows 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.
  • Licenses can also be purchased through the Lynchburg Humane Society   

  • Annual license for fertile male or female:  $10
  • Annual license for neutered male or spayed female:  $5
  • Lifetime license: $15
  • Duplicate license:*  $1
  • Kennel license for 20 dogs or less:*  $25
  • Kennel license for 21 dogs or more:*  $35
  • Dangerous dog:  $150 (must have Registration Certificate filled out and signed by Animal Warden and a current dog license)**
  • Hybrid Canine:  $50  (must have Registration Certificate filled out and signed by Animal Warden and current dog license)**
  • Pet Shop Permit or Dealer in Companion Animals:  $50 (application must be filled out and signed by Animal Warden)**

  * For additional information please call (434) 455-3850
** For additional information please call (434) 455-6058