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Dog and Cat Licensing

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Frederick County Animal Control (FCAC) requires your dog or cat to have a FCAC license in Emmitsburg.

You can purchase a license here at the town office.   Your information will then be sent to the FCAC offices in Frederick.  Your tag will come in the mail in approximately 10 business days.

Licenses expire according to the expiration date of your pet’s rabies vaccine. You may purchase a one, two, or three-year license; however, the expiration date of your pet’s license cannot exceed the expiration date for their rabies vaccine. Please use one application per pet.

For more information regarding Frederick County Animal Control: 

Frederick County Pet License Application

Note: If you apply for your license at the FCAC, they will provide you with your tags on the spot.

Through a generous grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the Frederick County Animal Control is able to offer free spaying/neutering to qualified applicants.  Download Application 

If any questions please call the Town Office at 301.600.6300 or you can email us at