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Sussex County Delaware Dog License


Delaware requires that all dogs age six (6) months or older must be licensed within the county in which they reside. Licenses must be purchased by March 1st, expire on December 31st and are valid statewide. Service dogs (i.e., seeing eye, lead or guide dogs) are exempt from the licensing fee, but are still required to be licensed. 


Sussex County Delaware Dog LicenseSussex County Delaware Dog License  All dogs 6 months of age or older as of January 1st in a given calendar year must be licensed within Sussex County before March 1st. If the dog turns 6 months on or after March 1st, the pet owner must license the dog at that time for the current calendar year.

Sussex County Delaware Dog License  A current rabies vaccination certificate signed or stamped by a veterinarian, including vaccination and expiration dates, is required to get a license. One, two or three year licenses may be purchased, contingent on county and the expiration date of the rabies vaccination. Your pet's rabies vaccination should be valid at least through March 1st of the year in which the license expires.


  • Online: Register for Sussex County Delaware Dog License Online!
  • In Person: Stop by Constable's Office (Office 249), 2 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.
  • By Mail: Mail in application with licensing fee, a copy of your dog's current rabies vaccination certificate, and (proof of spay/neuter (if applicable) to: Sussex County Dog Licensing Office, PO Box 589, Georgetown, DE 19947. Download Sussex County Delaware Dog License Application.

LICENSING FEE (As of this Post): 

Sussex County Licensing Fees

1 Year

2 Years

3 Years

Spayed/Neutered Dog




Unaltered Dog




Service Dog*




* A service dog license is available for a seeing eye, lead or guide dog with proof of training.


Need more information or have questions regarding dog licensing, please use below resources:

Sussex County SPCA | 302.855.7380

This post is for informational purposes only and should be verified by the county where Delaware Dog Licenses are administered and issued. Please contact Sussex County for current information or if you have any questions regarding Delaware Dog Licensing.

Picture in this post is of Lucy Cheng (Courtesy of Dan Pinder). Lucy lives in New Castle County.

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