What is Animal Control?
There are laws to protect the citizens and animals in Carroll County. The county code outlines the expectations for how domesticated animals should be treated and how they are expected to behave.
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Animal Control Code
There are laws to protect the citizens and animals in Carroll County. The County Animal Control Code outlines the expectations for how domesticated animals should be treated and how they are expected to behave. The code covers licensing, commercial permits, proper outdoor shelter and care, restraint, dangerous animals, wild animals, impounding, animal waste and decay, sterilization, rabies, public nuisance, enforcement and penalties. Click the button below to view the ordinances governing animal control in Carroll County.
Maryland Law and Carroll County code Chapter 90, dictate that all dogs 4 months of age and older must have a valid rabies inoculation and a current county dog license. Licenses are annual and expire Dec 31st of each year. A rabies tag is not a county dog license. To obtain a dog license take your dog’s rabies certificate to one of the licensing outlets listed below. For a reduced fee present proof of spay or neuter if applicable and ID as proof of senior citizen status if you are the dog owner.
|FEES||REGULAR||SENIOR CITIZEN (62 YEARS)|
|Spayed or Neutered Dog||$5.00||$3.00|
|Duplicate (must provide original gold receipt)||$1.00||$1.00|
Do you have squirrels in your attic? A raccoon that is invading your trash? A fox bothering your chicken coop? Carroll County, with its rolling hills, farmland and wooded areas, is the perfect home for many species of wildlife. Sometimes residents find that these creatures can be a nuisance. There are humane ways to deal with these critters. Please visit the U.S. Humane Society website by clicking the button below to learn more about these animals and find out how to humanely and safely deal with wildlife conflicts.
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Learn more about animals and reptiles by clicking the buttons below to download the brochures.