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License Requirements

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed with the City of Baltimore within 10 days of obtaining the pet, or within 10 days of the pet being in the city.

View the complete City of Baltimore ordinance:

City of Baltimore Ordinance
(Animal ordinances are found under Health Code, Title 10.)

Due Date

Payment for your license is due upon expiration of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 10 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months or within 10 days of moving into the City of Baltimore.

License Term

Licenses may be purchased for one year, as long as the rabies vaccination is valid at the time of licensing. Annual licenses expire one year from date of purchase. The lifetime license is good for as long as you own the pet, but cannot be refunded or transferred to another owner or pet.

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