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Loudoun County requires that every dog over 6 months old be licensed each year. Dogs are not allowed to roam at large, whether licensed or not. The renewal period for purchasing licenses is November 1 - January 31.

Proof that the animal has been vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian must be presented before a license can be issued. A certificate signed by a veterinarian confirming neutering or spaying will qualify a dog for lower tag fees.

Dog licenses should be purchased at:

County Treasurer's Office 703-777-0280/703-478-8401
102 Heritage Way, N.E., Suite 100, Leesburg, VA 22075
21400 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 190, Sterling, VA 20166

Animal Warden/Animal Shelter/Adoption 777-0406/478-1850
Cruelty investigations/animal emergencies/law enforcement

Verizon Directory Assistance 411
New Service and Repairs 703.954.6222

Time 703.844.2525
Local weather forecasts 703.936.1212
Beach forecasts 202.334.9200

The legal driving age in Virginia is age 16. A Learner's Permit can be obtained at age 15. Within 30 days after moving to Virginia you must obtain a driver's license, title your car, register for license plates and obtain the necessary inspections and local stickers for your car.

Automobile tags are renewed annually.
Drivers license is renewed every five years, notification will be sent prior to your birthday. This process is semi-automatic if you have no violation points accumulated since your last drivers license was issued. Otherwise, retesting will be required.

Loudoun County Stickers
Loudoun County Treasurer's Officer 777-0280/478-8401
All vehicles owned by Loudoun County residents that are regularly garaged, stored, or parked in the county must be licensed and display a county sticker. New cars must have a sticker within ten days.

Stickers go on sale each year on March 15. By April 15, all vehicles must have the new sticker. If you transfer your sticker from one vehicle to another, you must return a portion of the current sticker to the County Treasurer's office and register information about the new vehicle.

To get a sticker you must have: a valid Commonwealth of Virginia vehicle registration or County renewal form, fully paid all County personal property taxes. Bring proof of payment if you are a new resident.

Safety Stickers
Each vehicle registered in Virginia must pass an annual safety inspection, the windshield sticker indicates month of expiration. Inspections are handled at state approved service stations.

Safety Seats
By law, every child under age four must be in a Virginia Police-approved child safety seat when riding in a vehicle registered in Virginia owned by a parent or guardian and manufactured after 1967.

There is a $25 civil fine for failure to use required safety seats. Exemption: Children 40 pounds or over can use a standard seat belt.

Loan Seats: Persons financially unable to buy a safety seat may rent one from DMV offices.

Seat Belts
By law, all occupants of a moving vehicle must use safety belts, or the driver is subject to a fine.

Escort Transportation (Red Cross) 777-7171
Emergency Rides AAA-LIFT
Substitutes for those unable to drive home on major holidays, prom nights, graduations

After Hours Towing / RoadRunner Wrecker Service

If you are the caller, you must do the following: (1) Contact RoadRunner at 703-450-7555, (2) Meet the towing company at your residence, (3) Produce a valid driver's license with proof of residence or signed rental agreement, and (4) If vehicle is parked in or blocking your assigned parking space or parked perpendicular to a parking space, it will then be towed.

All vehicles towed are the responsibility of the vehicle owner and this includes cost associated with the towing and impounding of the vehicle.


Loudoun County Transit 571.258.3464

Route 81: CountrySide Connector

VA Department of Motor Vehicles - DMV
Sterling 703.430.0140
Leesburg 703.771.2535

Dominion Virginia Power - 888.667.3000
Electric emergency/lights off/power off

Adelphia - 703.430.8200
Dominion Virginia Power - 888.667.3000
Washington Gas 703.750.1000 - To report escaping gas 703.750.1400

Miss Utility 800.257.777
Loudoun County Sanitation Authority (water/sewer) 703.771.1095 - Emergency after 5pm and holidays 703.729.7878 AAA Trash Service 703.818.8222

Potomac Falls Branch, 46164 Westlake Dr. 20164 800-275-8777

Sterling Post Office
150 S. Sterling Boulevard 800-275-8777

Children's (202)745-5000
111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Fair Oaks 391-3600
3600 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax

Fairfax 698-1110
3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church

Loudoun Hospital Center 858-6000
44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg

National Hospital for Orthopedics & Rehabilitation 920-6700
2455 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington

Reston Hospital Center 689-9000
1850 Town Center Drive, Reston

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