Dog Fancier License

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.

How to Apply

Applicants must show proof that the property meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance at 18-4-104(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) 222-7446 to request a letter of zoning approval.

The application for a dog fancier license shall state the name and home address of the dog fancier, the address of the establishment if it differs from the home address of the dog fancier, and the maximum number of dogs to be maintained.

Dog Fancier License Application


The annual fee to be paid to the County for a dog fancier license is $100.00