Pet Licensing

To register or renew your pets license, please contact Prince George's County's Animal Licensing Division.

Leash Law

Section 3-35 of the Laurel City Code requires that all dogs must be on a leash and under the owners or custodians immediate control at all times.

Cleaning up After Your Pet

Section 3-39 of the Laurel City Code requires that any person owning, possessing, harboring or having the care, charge control or custody of any dog must immediately remove and thereafter dispose of any fecal matter deposited by such dog on any public or private property. The waste must be placed in a closed and sealed container and be deposited in a trash receptacle, sanitary disposal unit or other closed or sealed container.

Violation of the Section 3-39 is a municipal infraction and not a misdemeanor. The penalty for such a violation is a fine of twenty-five dollars for each initial offence and one hundred dollars for each repeat offense.

Disaster Planning for Companion Pets

The impact of the disasters on companion pets is often far more devastating than the impact of the disaster on the human population in the disaster area. Please visit the following website for Pet Disaster Planning information.

If you have to leave your animals behind, set aside at least a five day supply of food and water.