Pet Licensing

License Your Pet

All dogs, cats, and ferrets in the City of Bowie must have and wear a current Prince George's County license. Prince George's County licenses are valid for one year. You may purchase this license at City Hall (15901 Excalibur Road) at the Animal Control window in the lobby.

Licensing Hours at City Hall

  • Monday - Thursday     8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday                          8:30 a.m. -  5 p.m.


Pet Licensing Fees


  • $5 for a spayed/neutered pet
  • $25 for an unaltered pet
During regular business hours, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., payments may be made by cash or check. After-hours payments must be made by check. Make checks payable to Prince George's County.

Residents 65 years of age and older (proof of age required) may obtain two free pet licenses per year provided their animal(s) is spayed/neutered and is up to date on rabies vaccination(s).

If the license has lapsed beyond 30 days of the expiration date, a $3.50 late fee will be assessed.

License Application

Documentation Needed for Licensing

Bring proof of a rabies vaccination and proof of spaying or neutering if applicable.

Other Places to Purchase a County Pet License

Animal Management Group, License Section
3750 Brown Station Road,
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
301-780-7251 - Call for details on payment options

College Park Municipal Center

4500 Knox Road
College Park, MD 20740