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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations Pertaining to the Establishment of the Dangerous Dog Registry [2 VAC 5 ‑ 620]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendments to reflect Ch 396 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly and improve the regulation's readability
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 396 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly amended Section 3.2-6540 of the Code to reduce the amount of time an owner of an animal found to be a dangerous dog has to obtain a dangerous dog registration from 45 days to 30 days. This regulatory action amends 2 VAC 5-620 to reflect this statutory amendment. This regulatory action also reformats the regulation to improve readability, remove duplicative language, and focus on actions directly related to the establishment and maintenance of the dangerous dog registry and other statutory requirements.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [006272]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8918 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/11/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Carolynn Bissett  / Program Mgr, Office of Veterinary Services
Address: P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-4560    FAX: (804)371-2380    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.