Animal Control Forms, Brochures and Applications
A person may not operate a pet shop without obtaining a pet shop license. The annual fee to be paid to the County for a pet shop license is $250.00. A copy of a valid certificate of use is required from zoning for this permit.
A dog fancier is an individual who owns or keeps in the individual's private residence, or in adjoining quarters or elsewhere on the premises, more than four dogs, four months of age or older, at any one location within Anne Arundel County. Applicants must show proof that the property meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance at 27-4-104(a) that requires a minimum property size of 25,000 square feet to keep 5 or 6 dogs and a minimum of 40,000 square feet to keep 7 dogs (plus an additional 5,000 square feet for each dog above 7), that each dog is currently vaccinated against rabies, and has a current County dog license. Applicants may contact Zoning Enforcement at (410) 222-7447 to request a letter of zoning approval.
A person may not operate a grooming parlor without obtaining a grooming parlor license. The annual fee to be paid to the County for a grooming parlor license is $60.00. A copy of a valid certificate of use is required from zoning for this permit.
Every person in the business of buying, selling, breeding or boarding animals shall secure a commercial license. A copy of a valid certificate of use is required from zoning for the permit.