Pet Licensing

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All dogs and cats four months of age and older must be continuously vaccinated against rabies and licensed annually.

  • The fine for an unvaccinated pet is $250.
  • The fine for an unlicensed pet is $100.

Submission Requirements

  1. Completed registration form
  2. Copy of a current rabies certificate
  3. Spay/neuter certificate from a veterinarian or signed spay/neuter affidavit
  4. Appropriate fee (see schedule below). Check or money order must be payable to the City of Gaithersburg. Cash may be used only when application is submitted in person.

License Fees

Pet Type Regular Reduced*
Altered Pet $10 $5
 Unaltered Pet $35 $35
 Juvenile Pet** N/C N/C

* Reduced fees apply to pet owners receiving public assistance and senior citizens (age 55 and older). No discount for seniors on unaltered pets.

** Juvenile fees apply to pets under one year of age. A current rabies certificate indicating a juvenile status must be submitted.

Application

To obtain a pet license tag you may apply in person at City Hall during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or you may mail the application to:

City of Gaithersburg, Animal Control
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20877

Application will be processed and the license tag will be sent to you by mail.