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Dog and Pet Licensing
Dog licensing is handled by the Neighborhood Services Division located at the Police Department at 2 West Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850.
All dogs older than four months are required to be licensed. No City of Rockville license is required for cats.
The Pet Registration Application can be downloaded in .pdf format, printed and mailed to the Rockville City Police Department, Neighborhood Services Division, 2 West Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850.
On January 26, 1998, the Mayor and Council formally adopted a change in the Animal Control Ordinance that now allows the City of Rockville to issue dog licenses on a staggered basis. This will allow the coordination of the expiration of both the dog’s license and rabies certificate.
Are cats to be licensed in the city of Rockville?
No, but they must have a current rabies vaccination at all times.
What is the cost for a dog license?
Dogs are licensed until the expiration date of their rabies vaccination. For a dog being licensed for the first time the fee is as follows:
At what age is a puppy to be licensed?
After the first rabies vaccination (4 months of age). A puppy cannot be licensed until it has had its first rabies vaccination.
When are the “Off-Leash” testings held?
The test is offered on the third Saturday of the month, every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November). Pre-registration is required by calling 240-314-8937.
Location: 355 Martins Lane (Outdoor Pool Parking Lot)
Time: 10:00 a.m. at 355 Martins Lane (outdoor pool parking lot).
Cost: $5.00 per dog
What is the “Leash Law” in the city of Rockville?
All dogs and cats are to be on a leash when not on personal property.
Where do I call if I live outside of the City of Rockville limits?
Montgomery County Animal Control – 240-773-5900.
Does the city of Rockville hold free rabies clinics?
The City of Rockville participates in the Montgomery County Animal Shelter’s rabies clinics. These clinics are held
beginning in late Spring through September. You can call the Neighborhood Services Office for the current schedule.
Rabies shots are free, however, the owner must purchase the city license.
How do I go about registering my dog?
The Neighborhood Services Office can mail you an application or you may download the registration form.
The Office must receive a completed dog registration form, check for payment and a copy of the rabies certificate. All
documents should be mailed to:
Rockville City Police
Neighborhood Services Division
2 West Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850