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BRIEF: $23,000: Tax bill and dog tag printing

September 1, 2014

By Ali Rockett, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)

Sept. 01--Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at

YORK -- York County real estate tax bills and the metal tags issued annually for household pets are specially printed.

But the $23,000 cost, listed in Treasurer's portion of the fiscal year 2015 budget, pales in comparison to the expected $66.3 million in property taxes and the $45,000 from dog licenses listed in the county's general fund.

It expects to issue 9,200 dog tag this year at $5 a pop.

The county requires that dogs four months and older be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. Tags are not be issued until a current rabies certificate is received.

Rockett can be reached by phone at 757-247-4942.


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