The Dangerous Dog Registration process has changed. Dangerous dog owners no longer need to send any fees to VDACS for initial or renewal registrations. All fees should now be paid to your county or city animal control officer or treasurer as they direct you. Owners will receive a renewal reminder from VDACS shortly with updated renewal forms; please contact your local animal control officer for information about your local renewal process.
The Dangerous Dog Registry provides a mechanism for consumers to determine if dangerous dogs reside in their neighborhoods and for local animal control officials to post information about dogs that have been declared dangerous by the local court. Consumer may click here for a registry of dangerous dogs. Jurisdictions should click here to enter information about dangerous dogs; this page requires a password to enter.
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2 VAC 5-620 is in the process of being revised, and will be posted here as soon as the revision becomes official. In the interim, please follow direction from your local animal control agency regarding registering or renewing your dangerous dog’s information. You do not need to pay any fees to VDACS as directed in the current regulation, the entire $150 initial registration fee or $85 renewal fee should be paid to your local government. Please contact the VDACS Dangerous Dog Coordinator at 804.692.0601if you have any questions about this process.
Virginia Dangerous Dog Registry Legislation and Regulation:
3.2-6540 Control of dangerous or vicious dogs; penalties
3.2-6542 Establishment of Dangerous Dog Registry
2 VAC 5-620 Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Establishment of the Dangerous Dog Registry
The dangerous dog forms are in the process of being revised and will be posted here as soon as the revised regulations become effective. Under the revised regulation, there will only be three forms: the Dangerous Dog Registration Form and Registration Certificate (which will be used for all new registrations), the Dangerous Dog Renewal Form (which will be used for all annual renewals, changes of address, or any other updates), and the Dangerous Dog Secondary Owner Form (which will be used for all communications regarding secondary owners). Copies of these forms will only need to be provided to your local government and will only be retained by them; you will not need to send any forms to VDACS. Please contact the VDACS Dangerous Dog Coordinator at 804-692-0601if you would like draft copies of the new forms.
Dangerous Dog Registration Change of Address Form
Dangerous Dog Registration Change of Address Supplemental Owner Information Form
Dangerous Dog Registration Remittance Form
Dangerous Dog Renewal Registration Form
Dangerous Dog Verification of Compliance and Registration Form
Dangerous Dog Verification of Compliance and Registration Supplemental Owner Information Form