Starting on May 1, animal licenses for new pets only are available (from May to April) at all Baltimore County Public Library branches. For a new pet license, owner's must supply a copy of an up-to-date rabies certificate for each pet with the completed application form and applicable fees. The rabies certificate copy will not be returned. Please note that a $2 library convenience fee per license will be applied. Cash, check, or Visa or Master Card accepted. Renewal licenses and replacement tags CANNOT be issued by the library.
Find detailed information about annual license fees, required documents, and how to apply for or renew a license. A downloadable license application form [PDF] is available.
- People who have one licensed pet and want to add a second pet must use the online form or visit the Baltimore County Office of Miscellaneous Permits and Licenses. The county maintains one account for each pet owner. In these cases, the owner is renewing one license and adding a second to their existing account
Renewal of licenses, replacement tags, and new pet licenses can be handled:
All library branches have public computers and free WiFi to complete the animal license process online. The option to print a temporary license certificate is available. A valid Visa or Master Card, a valid email address, and the pet's current rabies vaccination certificate expiration date is needed to apply online
Baltimore County animal licenses are also available at:
Baltimore County Animal Shelter Baldwin, Maryland, 410-887-5961