2015-16 Dog Tags Now Available from Treasurer’s Office

May 30, 2015

seal-st-marys-209x194Dog owners in St. Mary’s County will need to purchase tags for their dogs through the County Treasurer’s office, All Kinds Veterinary Hospital, Well Pet Clinic, Tri-County Animal Shelter, St. Mary’s County Animal Control Office or by mail. All dogs, four months of age or older, are required to have a St. Mary’s County license. Tags must be renewed each year in June. For more information go to www.stmarysmd.com/treasurer/doglicense.asp.

Each license certificate includes the date of issuance and expiration date, owners name, address, home telephone number, the animal’s sex, breed, age, color/markings, rabies vaccination date, rabies tag number (copy of a rabies certificate is required) and animal’s name. Before any unsexed license can be issued, the owner will need to produce a certificate of surgical sterilization, issued by a licensed veterinarian, certifying the dog has been spayed or neutered.

The annual dog license fees are:

Unneutered Male: $7.50; Unspayed Female: $7.50
Neutered Male: $2.00; Spayed Female: $2.00
Kennel: $25.00
Late fee of $2.00/per license if purchased after August 1

License tags will be issued along with the license certificate. Dogs are required to wear their tag at all times, except when confined in a kennel or when participating in a competition where such display is prohibited.

Pet licenses can be obtained at the St. Mary’s County Treasurer’s Office with the rabies and sterilization certificate proofs or by mailing copies of these certificates (with the appropriate fee along with a self-addressed stamped envelope) to P.O. Box 642, 23150 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Checks should be made payable to the St. Mary’s County Treasurer.

Cats are excluded from the licensing requirement. For more information about the county’s Animal Control Regulation go to
www.stmarysmd.com/docs/AnimalControlRegulations.pdf or call 301-475-8108 or email animalcontrol@stmarysmd.com.

5 Responses to 2015-16 Dog Tags Now Available from Treasurer’s Office

  1. ZeroFuxGiven on May 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    How do people who don’t give a s*** about a countywide dog database opt out?

  2. Anonymous on June 1, 2015 at 9:19 am

    They didn’t tell what happens if you don’t do it. All the damn criminals on the street and they’re worried about people’s dogs. I hope nobody follows this, I can’t even believe this is in St. Mary’s County.

    • Anonymous on June 1, 2015 at 11:33 am

      They should force the criminals to wear them instead.

  3. Anonymous on June 1, 2015 at 9:52 am

    What kind of crap is this? Good Luck because you wont see me buying one.

    • kevin on June 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      its only 2 dollars I spend over 100 dollars a month on my dog this probably pays for animal control officiers to risk their lives to protect the public from aggressive dogs