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Anne Arundel County only allows for trapping of non-wildlife animals in violation of Anne Arundel County laws.  Community cats, by their mere presence, are not in violation of Anne Arundel County Laws (see There is an eartipped cat in my community what does that mean?) Generally speaking we do not loan traps for wildlife. Exceptions will be made for wildlife inside a home or wildlife involved in bites to people/pets. However, if trapping you must first obtain a permit number through The Department of Natural Resources at 1-877-463-6497.

Humane animal traps are available from Animal Care & Control free of charge. You must be an Anne Arundel County resident. The trap may be used for two weeks and must be set inside Anne Arundel County's borders. You must obtain a trapping permit number prior to the issuance of a trap Permits can be obtained Monday through Friday through the Nuisance Animal Hotline 1-877-463-6497.  Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control has limited traps available and may not always have one available for loan. 

Traps may be set on Monday beginning at 8:00 p.m. through Friday until 4:00 p.m. Traps may not be set on weekends or holidays. Traps must be monitored several times per day. Trapped animals shall not be touched or handled once trapped. Animal Care & Control should be contacted immediately for trapped animals

How to

Please email [email protected] or call 410-222-3894 for an appointment.  Please note if you are having issues with Nuisance Wildlife please contact 1-877-463-6497 


411 Maxwell Frye Road
Millersville, MD 21108
(410) 222-8900