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Dog Tags

Frequently Asked Questions about Dog Tags

How old does my puppy have to be to buy a dog tag?

When a puppy is four (4) months old it is required to have a Dog License.

What does a dog license cost?

One year dog tag not spayed/neutered


One year dog tag spayed/neutered

$ 5.00

Three year dog tag not spayed/neutered


Three year dog tag spayed/neutered




Citizens attempting to purchase a three (3) year dog tag with a rabies expiration of less than 24 months will be required to purchase a one year tag. To qualify for a three (3) year dog tag, you must have a minimum of 24 months remaining your rabies certificate



Up to 10 dog kennel


11-20 dog kennel


21-30 dog kennel


31-40 dog kennel


41-50 or more dog kennel


What do I need to get a dog license?

You must present a certificate of vaccination, properly executed and signed by the licensed veterinarian performing the vaccination, specifying the date of the vaccination, the date required for revaccination, a brief description of the dog and the name and address of the animal's owner.

Can I request a dog license through the mail?

Yes. Send a copy of the current rabies certificate and a check for the license requested. Be sure to include your address so we can send your receipt and tag(s).

Make checks and money orders payable to Fauquier County Treasurer and mail to: Tanya Remson Wilcox
Fauquier County Treasurer
P O Box 677
Warrenton, VA 20188

What if I want to purchase a dog kennel tag?

In order to purchase a kennel tag, present a letter from Fauquier County Zoning Division that determines the kennel is in compliance with County Zoning Ordinances. This letter will indicate the number of dogs permitted on the property – a kennel tag can only be sold for the number of dogs listed. Contact the Zoning Division to obtain a letter stating ordinance compliance.

Date Last Modified: 08/15/2013


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