The Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare has responsibility for dog licensing for the state. This includes kennel and retail dog outlet licenses.
Each owner of a retail dog outlet in the state must apply for a retail dog outlet license. A retail dog outlet shall mean any premises where dogs are sold, or offered or maintained for sale, on a retail basis. This does not include:
- Dogs which are produced and raised on such premises and are sold, offered or maintained for sale, by a person who resides on such premises;
- The selling of a single litter of puppies or any part thereof during a calendar year; or
- Any publicly operated or private, charitable or nonprofit animal shelter, pound, humane society, or animal rescue organization.
Retail Dog Outlet Fee: $200.00
Retail Dog Outlet Licenses purchased after March 1st of each calendar year shall be assessed an additional $35.00 reinstatement fee.
Retail dog outlets licenses that have been suspended shall be assessed an additional reinstatement fee of $50.00.