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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
7/4/2022

2VAC5-620-90. Notification requirements for change of address or contact information; updated information.

If, at any time during the adjudication process or after an animal has been found to be a dangerous dog by a court of competent jurisdiction, there is a change in the address of the owner or a change in the address where the dangerous dog is maintained, the following notification shall occur within 10 days:

1. If the owner moves the dangerous dog to a new address within the same jurisdiction, the owner shall submit a Dangerous Dog Renewal Form to the local animal control officer indicating the new address. The animal control officer will enter the new address into the Dangerous Dog Registry within five business days of notification.

2. If the owner moves the dangerous dog to a different Virginia jurisdiction, the owner shall submit a Dangerous Dog Renewal Form to both the local animal control officer in the new jurisdiction to which the animal has moved and to the animal control officer in the jurisdiction from which the animal has moved.

a. The local animal control officer of the jurisdiction from which the animal has moved shall initiate a jurisdiction transfer in the Dangerous Dog Registry within five business days of notification and shall verify that the local animal control officer of the jurisdiction to which the dog has moved is in receipt of the Dangerous Dog Renewal Form. If the form has not been received, the local animal control officer of the jurisdiction from which the animal has moved shall provide any information necessary to contact the owner of the dangerous dog.

b. The local animal control officer of the jurisdiction to which the animal has been moved shall verify compliance with §§ 3.2-6540 and 3.2-6542 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter and make any necessary changes to information in the Dangerous Dog Registry.

3. If the owner moves the dangerous dog to a locality outside of Virginia, the owner shall submit a Dangerous Dog Renewal Form to the local animal control officer in the jurisdiction from which the animal has moved. The local animal control officer shall mark the dog as inactive in the Dangerous Dog Registry and inform the locality to which the animal has moved within five business days of notification.

4. There shall be no charge for submitting updated information between registration renewals.

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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