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Rules & Regulations

Community Canine Areas (CCA), which are specific posted areas within a few County parks, require visitors abide by these rules and regulations. Please note that pets are not allowed on designated athletic fields at any time.

Any animal violations or animal bites should be reported immediately to the Department of Animal Control located at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington at 703-931-9241 or 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, VA 22206.

Thinking of training? Dog and puppy obedience classes are frequently offered through the Enjoy Arlington! Class Catalog.

Dog Licenses

Notice: The Arlington County Code prohibits more than three dogs per household, unless approved by the zoning administrator and a kennel license has been obtained.

If your dog is more than four months old, it must be vaccinated against rabies and be licensed with the County. This is required by Virginia Law and the Code of Arlington County. Service dogs are not required to obtain an Arlington County dog license.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington sponsors a rabies clinic at:

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 South Arlington Mill Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 931-9241

License applications may be obtained at the shelter, all Arlington veterinarians, or by calling the Treasurer’s Office at 703-228-3080. You may print and complete a license application.

When you submit the license application, please enclose a copy of a valid rabies certificate and a check covering the cost of a dog tag. The Treasurer’s Office will mail the tag to you.

Office of the Treasurer
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 201
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Treasurer (at) arlingtonva.us

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

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