Animal Control

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publicworks@williamsburgva.gov  or (757) 220-6140
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Office is located at 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185  

The City contracts with James City County Animal Control located at 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Call 757-565-0370 or 757-253-1800 on weekends, evenings or holidays to report stray dogs and cats, suspected abuse of livestock or domestic animals and small injured wildlife such as raccoons and opossums.  Animal Control handles nuisance domestic animals for excessive barking, biting or attacking without provocation, chasing vehicles, trespassing upon school grounds or private property in such a manner as to damage property.  Animal Control can also assist with lost pets and adoptions.   

The Heritage Humane Society located at 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 accepts animals that are homeless and offers pets for adoption. Please call 757-221-0150.

Call the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at 804-367-1000 for nuisance wildlife or to report problems with larger wildlife such as bears or deer.

Wildlife Response is an all-volunteer Hampton Roads organization.  If you find injured or orphaned wildlife call their 24 hour Hotline: 757-543-7000. 

Call the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) at 1-800-367-7623 for dead animal pickup along the roadsides.

Dog Tags - contact the City of Williamsburg Finance Department, at (757) 220-6180.  They will need to see a copy of the dog’s current rabies vaccination report. The cost is $5.00 if the pet has been neutered or spayed, and $10.00 if not. An application (PDF)is available on the Finance Department website.

The Waller Mill Dog Park which is located at Waller Mill Park on Airport Road is approximately 1½ acres. It has two areas, one for small dogs, 20 lbs. or less, and an area for larger dogs over 20 lbs.  See website for more details.