If you would like to register or renew your pets license, please call Prince George's County's Animal Licensing Division at 301-780-7251 or visit their website at https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/234/Animal-Licensing .


Prince George's County Animal Management Group, License Section
3750 Brown Station Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
301-780-7251- Call for details on payment options


Leash Law

Section 3-35 of the Laurel City Code requires that all dogs must be on a leash or chain 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 ($25.00) for each initial offence and one hundred dollars ($100.00) 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. Companion pets are not allowed in shelters, and their owners often have no time to make other arrangements for their pet’s safety and security before the disaster strikes. 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.

If you have any questions regarding licensing your pet, please contact us at 301-725-5300 Ext. 2238 or email us at [email protected]

Fire Marshal & Permit Services

The Department of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services (FMPS) is divided into two Divisions who are responsible for the management and enforcement of the City’s codes and ordinances as it relates to wide range of areas, to include building and property standards, fire and life safety standards, rental housing licenses and permitting services.