Purchase a License

Attention: Licenses for the 2015 calendar year are now available. If renewing an existing license, please verify that the license needs to be renewed before beginning the application process. You should not renew the license until you have reached the end of the existing license period.

By Mail:

  1. Download the dog license application (PDF).
  2. Print and complete the form, making sure to sign it.
  3. Mail the application, along with a check or money order and a copy of your dog’s current Rabies Vaccination Certificate, to:
    Sussex County Dog Licensing Office, PO Box 589, Georgetown, DE 19947

In Person:

  1. Download the dog license application (PDF).
  2. Print and complete the form, making sure to sign it.
  3. Bring the application, along with a check or money order and a copy of your dog’s current Rabies Vaccination Certificate, to the Dog Licensing Office (Office 142) at:
    2 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947

Online:

Dog licenses may be purchased online. Please be aware of the following before beginning the online application process:

  • Rabies vaccination certificate: Owners will need the rabies vaccination date as well as the expiration date. The expiration date for the rabies vaccination must occur after March 1 of the year for which the the dog license is valid.
  • Payments for online registrations are handled by Govolution. A service fee will be automatically charged by Govolution for the use of this service. You will be directed to the payment website after entering the complete information for your dog(s). The registration process is not complete until you submit your payment.
  • Your dog is not licensed until your payment is received and your information is validated and processed. Once your information is verified, your license and a metal tag will be mailed to you.
  • When renewing an existing license, please verify that the license needs to be renewed. You should not attempt to renew the license until you have reached the end of the existing license period.

Begin Online Registration