Rabies & Licensing


Frederick County Animal Control investigates all animal bites. All bites must be reported. The State of Maryland requires all dogs, cats and ferrets, 4 months or older, to have a current rabies vaccination. Additionally, all dogs and cats must be licensed pursuant to the Frederick County Code. To report animal bite, please call 301-600-1544.

For more information on rabies, please visit the Frederick County Health Department's website.


Please order your license by mailing the completed License Application Form and applicable fees to the Frederick County Animal Control Center or purchase tags by providing your dog's or cat's rabies certificate at one of the locations listed on the license application.
License Application - English
License Application - Spanish