Dog Tags

A grassy yard and front porch of a houseAll dogs four months or older must have a Mecklenburg County dog tag. Dog tags go on sale November 1st. The deadline to purchase dog tags is January 31. For each dog tag, proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented. The current prices are:

  • Each dog tag is $5
  • 20-dog kennel tags are $35
  • 50-dog kennel tags are $50
  • Duplicates are $1

Failure to purchase a dog tag in a timely manner could result in a summons being issued to the owner by the Mecklenburg County Animal Warden. If found in violation, the owner could be fined $25 per dog plus incur cost of court.

Dog tags may be purchased by mail or in person at the Treasurer's Office at 311 Washington Street, Boydton. When purchasing by mail, dog owners must send a copy of a current rabies vaccination certificate for each dog as well as the applicable fee. Checks or money orders are to be made to the County of Mecklenburg. Once received, purchased dog tags will be mailed back to the dog owner.