Dare County Dog Licenses

Dare County statutes 91.001 and 91.025 require all dogs that reside in Dare County wear an identification tag distributed by Dare County Animal Control. These licenses not only help us get your pets back home to you, but helps us track rabies vaccination status for the dogs in our county. Licenses are issued annually starting January of each year.

Online Application Process

Thank you for applying for a 2021 dog license!

Step 1: Complete the application by using the form below. If you have a copy of your pet's proof of rabies please attach it using the form. If you do not have proof of rabies please identify your veterinarian so that we may contact them. 

Step 2: If you have more than one dog please click the button below that reads "please click here to submit another application". Do not click this button until your first application has been submitted. An application must be submitted for each dog.

Step 3: Once you have completed your application, please visit                  to pay for your tags. Once in the store please add the appropriate tag (spayed/neutered or unspayed/unneutered) and amount to the cart before checking out. 

If you have any questions please email spca@darenc.com 

Licenses will be mailed once applications, payments, and rabies vaccinations have been confirmed.

Shelter Information



PO Box 2477

Manteo, NC 27954


1031 Driftwood Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:  252-475-5620


Adoption Hours


Monday thru Friday  11am to 5pm

Saturdays 11am to 2pm

*March - September we are open until 7pm on Wednesdays


Office hours start at 8:30 am Monday thru Friday

*Owner Surrenders are by appointment only

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