Rabies vaccinations are required by law for all cats and dogs over 4 months of age.
Powhatan county dog licenses are required for all dogs over 4 months of age. Any dog found not wearing its county license will be deemed unlicensed, and the owner can be charged.
You may own no more than 4 dogs in areas zoned residential. Additional dogs are allowed in areas zoned agricultural and with special kennel licenses available through the Treasurer's Office.
Duties of every owner of a companion animal include providing all of the following:
Adequate food and water
Grooming treatment and care
Running at-large is against the law. No dog may be off its owner's
property without being under the immediate control if its owner.
You are required by law to report to Animal Control any stray companion animal that you have found.
Animals may only be shot while actively attacking livestock or showing active signs of rabies.