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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 620. Requirements Pertaining to the Establishment of the Dangerous Dog Registry

2VAC5-620-50. Renewal registration procedures and requirements.

The following shall be the procedures and requirements for the annual renewal of registration in the dangerous dog registry:

1. The State Veterinarian shall mail each owner of a dangerous dog a reminder at least 60 calendar days prior to January 31 of each year that the Dangerous Dog Registration Certificate needs to be renewed. A copy shall be sent to the animal control officer of the jurisdiction where the dangerous dog is maintained.

2. By January 31 of each year, until the dangerous dog is deceased, the owner of a dangerous dog shall renew the Dangerous Dog Registration Certificate for a fee of $85 by submission of a Dangerous Dog Renewal Form to the local animal control officer.

3. The Dangerous Dog Renewal Form shall include all information necessary to ensure continued compliance with §§ 3.2-6540 and 3.2-6542 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter.

4. The local animal control officer shall verify all information submitted by the owner on the Dangerous Dog Renewal Form and enter the information to the Dangerous Dog Registry within five business days of such verification.

5. The owner of any dog found to be dangerous by a court of competent jurisdiction within 90 calendar days prior to January 1 shall be exempt from the first annual renewal registration and the associated fee.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-6540 and 3.2-6542 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 10, eff. December 18, 2012; Volume 36, Issue 19, eff. May 11, 2020.

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