News Briefs

News Briefs

 Library Staff Shortages Require Hours Change

Because of the current surge in COVID-19 cases and a high number of vacancies among Fairfax County Public Library staff, all regional and community Fairfax County Public Library branches will be closed every Sunday and Monday beginning Sunday, Jan. 16 through April 1. Branches will open in keeping with their regularly scheduled hours Tuesday through Saturday.

Regional libraries will be open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Community libraries will be open Tuesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Access Services branch located at the Fairfax County Government Center will maintain its usual hours Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Renew Dog License

Fairfax County asks: Did you get a pandemic pooch this past year? 

Then you should know that every dog four months or older must be licensed with Fairfax County.

Get your annual dog license or renew it by Tuesday, Feb. 1. The fee is $10 per dog, except for service dogs which are given licenses for free.

After you submit your license application or renewal, you’ll be mailed a tag for your dog’s collar.

If you are getting a license for the first time, you must provide a current rabies vaccination certificate. When renewing, proof of vaccination isn’t required unless the certificate has expired.

If your dog is already licensed, you should have received a renewal notice in the mail in November from the Department of Tax Administration.

You can renew and pay online. There is a third-party service fee for e-check, credit and debit card payments online.

Check your renewal notice to find your dog’s registration number and previous license number which you’ll need to renew online. If you don’t have this information handy or didn’t get a renewal notice, contact the Department of Tax Administration at 703-222-8234, TTY 711, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Want to see where this money goes? Read about the license program here County Dog License Fee Acts as Tracker for Vaccinations (