The City of Laurel will no longer be processing Animal License registrations or renewals for Prince George's County. If you would like to register or renew your pets license, please call Prince George's County's Animal Licensing Division at 301-780-7251 or visit their website at htt ps://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/234/Animal-Licensing .

 

It is important to note that in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, animal shelter facilities may NOT accept or board animals that are not licensed.

Lost Tags

If an animal license tag is lost the owner must contact Prince George’s County Animal Management Group, License Section at 301-780-7251 for instructions on obtaining a replacement tag.

Hobby Permits and Animal Holding Facility Licenses

The City of Laurel does NOT issue Hobby Permits or Animal Holding Facility Licenses. Both the Hobby Permit and Animal Holding Facility License are specialized applications with specific requirements and may only be obtained through the following Office:

Prince George's County Animal Management Group, License Section
3750 Brown Station Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
301-780-7251- Call for details on payment options

 

Other Locations to Purchase a County Pet License

Prince George's County Animal Management Group, License Section
3750 Brown Station Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
301-780-7251- Call for details on payment options

College Park Municipal Center
4500 Knox Road
College Park, Maryland 20740
301-864-5585

City of Bowie- City Hall
Animal Control
15901 Excalibur Road
Bowie, Maryland 20716
301-262-6200

Leash Law

Section 3-35 of the Laurel City Code requires that all dogs must be on a leash or chain and under the owners or custodians immediate control at all times.

Cleaning up after your Pet

Section 3-39 of the Laurel City Code requires that any person owning, possessing, harboring or having the care, charge control or custody of any dog must immediately remove and thereafter dispose of any fecal matter deposited by such dog on any public or private property. The waste must be placed in a closed and sealed container and be deposited in a trash receptacle, sanitary disposal unit or other closed or sealed container.

Violation of the Section 3-39 is a municipal infraction and not a misdemeanor. The penalty for such a violation is a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each initial offence and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each repeat offense.

Disaster Planning for Companion Pets

The impact of the disasters on companion pets is often far more devastating than the impact of the disaster on the human population in the disaster area. Companion pets are not allowed in shelters, and their owners often have no time to make other arrangements for their pet’s safety and security before the disaster strikes. Please visit the following website for Pet Disaster Planning information:

https://www.ready.gov/pets

If you have to leave your animals behind, set aside at least a five day supply of food and water.

If you have any questions regarding licensing your pet, please contact us at 301-725-5300 Ext. 2238 or email us at [email protected]

Fire Marshal & Permit Services

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services is charged with enforcing City Codes and Ordinances relating to building and property standards.