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Dog Licensing Program Changes

Dog Licensing Program Changes

Written By: Prince William County

Effective Nov. 1, 2020, Prince William County has outsourced the dog licensing program to PetData, Inc., a company that provides animal licensing services throughout the United States. 

Prince William County no longer processes dog licenses at the counter, by mail or online. PetData handles everything from mailing animal licensing notices to processing payments and entering data to answering phone calls from pet owners to online pet licensing. 
To ensure dogs are properly licensed going forward, please read the following important information carefully: 

To License a Pet Online: Go to www.petdata.com/pwc and under License Now, click “Online.” (The owner may upload or submit the pet’s rabies certificate via fax, mail or email later.) All major credit cards are accepted, and a $2.00 convenience fee applies per transaction. Owners may license multiple pets (up to four) in one transaction. To license more than four pets, contact the Zoning Office at 703-792-6830 or ZoningCounters@pwcgov.org to obtain a kennel license. 

To License a Pet by Mail: Download an application from www.petdata.com/pwc and mail it with a copy of the pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate and a check or money order made payable to Prince William County to: Prince William County Pet Licensing, c/o PetData, PO Box 141929, Irving TX 75014-1929. Cash is not accepted. Paperwork is not returned. 
New Tags for 2021: The 2021 Prince William County license tag includes important free benefits. To access these benefits, once an owner receives a tag, (s)he should scan the QR code on the tag using a smartphone camera. This provides access to the PetHub “Activate Your Tag” webpage. From there, an owner can create a free account, sign up to receive found pet alerts, keep a pet’s medical history in one place and more. 
For all licensing questions, contact PetData at 1-888-723-7128 or through the website at www.petdata.com/pwc.