Section 24-12. By law, Henrico County allows only three adult pets per residence. A conditional use permit may be obtained to allow a private kennel in residential districts. A private kennel is defined as a premises used by the property’s occupants for the care of four or more dogs, cats, pets, fowl or domestic animals that are at least four months old for non-commercial purposes. For more information on conditional use permits, contact the Planning and Zoning office at 501-4602.


Properties with trash, debris or litter often have other ordinance violations. When you call to report a problem, please be prepared to let the County staff know about any other problems on the property. To help the inspectors address and resolve all problems concerning the property, they will need to know:

  • Is the property vacant or occupied?
  • Are there any inoperable or unlicensed vehicles or trailers on the property?
  • Is there any trash, garbage or litter on the property that is not stored in a covered, watertight container?
  • Have you seen any evidence of rats on the property?