New to the city or a new dog owner? See below for a list of relevant DC government forms, regulations and resources.
Licensing & Registration
Dogs need to be licensed to live in D.C. and registered to use D.C. city dog parks.
- D.C. Department of Health dog license rules and application
- D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation dog park registration tag application
Dogs must have proof of current Rabies vaccination to receive license and registration.
All about DC public dog parks–how to start your own, rules and regulations, current parks and parks under review.
DC Department of Parks and Recreation Dog Park info page