Kennel Licensing

State law requires that any individual or business applying for a kennel license be inspected by the Animal Control Officer prior to the issuance of the license. 

*You will find the applications packets attached below. Please use the commerical packet for all kennel types except Personal Kennel. 

Kennel Definitions:

  • Personal Kennel,
    A pack or collection of more than 4 dogs, 3 months old or older, owned or kept under single ownership, for private personal use. 
  • Commerical Boarding or Training Kennel,
    An establishment used for boarding, holding, day care, overnight stays or training of animals that are not the property of the owner of the establishment, at which such services are rendered in exchange for consideration and in the absence of the owner of any such animal
  • Commerical Breeder Kennel,
    An establishment, other than a personal kennel, engaged in the business of breeding animals for sale or exchange to wholesalers, brokers or pet shops in return for consideration.
  • Domestic Charitable Corporation Kennel,
    A facility operated, owned or maintained by a domestic charitable corporation registered with the department or an animal welfare society or other nonprofit organization incorporated for the purpose of providing for and promoting the welfare, protection and humane treatment of animals.
  • Veterinary kennel,
    A veterinary hospital or clinic that boards dogs for reasons in addition to medical treatment or care.