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  Backyard Chicken License Now Available

A license to own backyard chickens is now available. To see if you qualify, review the requirements and complete and application. Learn more below.

Miscellaneous Permits and Licenses provides downloadable and fillable PDF forms for various Baltimore County licenses and permits. Forms that are not listed as a link below are not available online and can be requested by calling 410-887-3616. To request a business license not listed below, call the Clerk of the Circuit Court at 410-887-2607.

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Customers may now pay via MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express at the Permit Processing and Miscellaneous Permits locations.

Animal Licenses

You may apply for an animal license online, by mail or in person.

Holding Facility Licenses

Holding Facility Licenses  cover the following license types:

  • Commercial kennels
  • Fancier kennels
  • Grooming parlors
  • Pet shops
  • Riding or boarding stables 
  • Nonprofit holding facilities

Licensing More Than Three Dogs in a Home 

If you have more than three dogs, you are required to obtain a holding facility or kennel license. To find out if you are zoned for a holding facility or kennel license, please determine your zoning classification by visiting My Neighborhood, as well as, contact the Zoning Review Office at 410-887-3391 or paizoning@baltimorecountymd.gov to determine that your property is within a permitted zone. If your holding facility, kennel or property address is located within a permitted zone, download and complete the application. For questions regarding the application process, contact Miscellaneous Permits and Licenses at 410-887-3616.

For additional information on County Animal Laws, see Article 12 of the Baltimore County Code or visit Baltimore County Animal Services.

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Contact Us

Miscellaneous Permits

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Room 114
Towson, Maryland 21204

Phone

Phone for Animal Licenses Only

410-887-3630

Fax

410-887-4578

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Processing Supervisor

Traci Davis

 
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