Philpott Lake


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9246 Virgil Goode Hwy.
Rocky Mount, VA  24151

1488 Franklin St.
Rocky Mount, VA  24151

Phone: 540-483-7440

Cindy Brooks, Manager
E-mail: Animal Control

Mon - Fri
(8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

After Hours Emergency

Tues - Fri
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Closed Mondays & Holidays


Need a Dog License?

The Dog License Order Form may now be filled out on online, printed and returned to the Treasurer's Office with certificate/certificates or you may print the form, fill out by hand and return with certificate/certificates. IMPORTANT: State Law requires that all dogs FOUR (4) MONTHS OLD OR OLDER must have a certificate of rabies vaccination. The vaccine shall be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture for use in that species and shall be administered by a currently licensed veterinarian. The certificate of vaccination must be signed by the veterinarian and include the veterinarian’s license number and expiration date of the vaccination.

Dog licenses go on sale in October for the upcoming year. County tags expire December 31st of each year. Please complete and return this form to order the required DOG licenses.   FOR EACH LICENSE TO BE PURCHASED A CURRENT CERTIFICATE OF RABIES VACCINATION MUST BE PRESENTED. (The certificate will be returned to you with the dog tag.) Dog tags must be fastened to a collar and worn by the dog. If a tag is lost or destroyed, apply for a duplicate tag immediately by presenting the original receipt to the Treasurer’s Office. KENNELS: If you are purchasing a kennel tag you must present the certifications of vaccination for ALL dogs kept in the kennel.

For more information about animal licensing and other ordinances affecting animals, contact the Animal Control Officer at 483-7440. Proof of sterilization must be attached to the form.