Dog Licenses

The City of Roanoke requires all dog owners to obtain a dog license / tag for dogs of at least 4 months of age.
Payment for your license is due by January 1st. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a dog over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of moving into the City of Roanoke. 

To get started, please visit: or call: 1-877-862-0038

Rabies Vaccination

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.

Ways to get Dog Licenses


There is a $2.00 convenience fee for all online transactions. 

Or by Mail: 

PetData's operations are currently being affected by the Omicron surge. While PetData's staff are putting in a tremendous effort during this incredibly challenging and stressful time, their staffing level is below optimal due to Covid protocols.  PetData has been adjusting schedules and shifting responsibilities, but there still may be delays in their responsiveness, and pet owners may experience delays receiving their pet's license tag. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding! 


Standard Licensing Fees 1-Year 3-Year
Unaltered Dog $10.00 $25.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog $5.00 $10.00
Service Dog No Fee No Fee