Dogs living in the City must have a license from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Licenses must be renewed annually.
In addition to being licensed, guard and service dogs must be registered. You must report losses, thefts, and transfers of ownership of a guard dog within five days. Guard dogs must wear both a dog license tag and a guard dog tag issued by the City on their collar at all times.
Payment for mailed-in applications is by check or money order only. You should receive your license approximately four weeks after payment is received (when your check is cashed and posted to your checking account).