Dog Licenses & Kennels

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires Amherst County to require all dogs (4) months of age and older to be licensed annually. Dog licenses go on sale in November of each year and must be purchased by January 31. New county residents and new dog owners may purchase licenses throughout the year. All licenses expire on December 31 of each year regardless of when they were purchased.
Amherst County dog license may be obtained at a cost of $5.00 for neutered males and spayed females and $7.00 for intact males and females upon presentation of a valid rabies certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian. All dogs and cats over (4) months old must have a current rabies vaccination. All dogs must have their license tags securely attached to a collar and worn whenever the dog is off of its owner's property.

Kennel permits must have a Kennel Compliance Certificate issued by an Animal Control Officer. If you have a kennel and would like a kennel permit please call 434-946-9300 and request for an Officer to inspect your kennel.
Amherst County kennel permit license may be purchased after the certificate is issued at a cost of $25.00 for each group of (10) dogs.

You may purchase a dog license at the Animal Care Center or the Treasure's office in Amherst, Virginia.

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