Licenses and Permits Division

The Licenses and Permits Division serves as a gateway to various license and permit functions. The office is located the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043. The phone number is (410) 313-2455 Select Option 4.  The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 5:00.

NEW PROCEDURE FOR ISSUED TRADE PERMITS & ANIMAL LICENSE RENEWALS

Effective immediately, paper copies of all electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits will no longer be mailed when issued. You will receive an email from our online permitting system to notify you that the permit has been issued, and a PDF copy of the permit will be attached. Similarly, if you renew your animal license online and we have a valid email address for you on file, your license account summary will be emailed rather than sent via regular mail. If you have any questions, please contact the Permits Office at (410) 313-2455 and select option #4.

DOG AND CAT NEW AND RENEWAL LICENSING NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE

Pet owners can log on to www.myHoward.info to create a user account. Once an account has been established residents can request a new license or renew an expiring one. The online service allows users to upload supporting documents including a required current rabies vaccine certification and proof of spaying or neutering to received discounted licensing rates
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