Pet Shop Licensing

Overview

States have a public interest to protect, control, and maintain healthy animals. Over half the US states have enacted legislation to regulate the sale of animals and pet supplies at pet shops. Pet shops are often regulated on the local level as well. LicenseLogix will guide you and your business through this area of government regulation and help ensure that your pet shop is properly licensed.

Background

Pet shops are establishments primarily engaged in retailing pets, pet foods, and pet supplies. These businesses may require specific business licenses by states, counties, and cities. The primary goals of these licenses are to ensure that animals are properly cared for and are treated humanely. Regulations may impose limits on the number of pets or the types of animals a shop can sell. State officers may inspect facilities regularly as a condition of licensure. Annual license fees range from $10 to $400.

Ramifications of Non-Compliance

Pet shops must be diligent about holding all of the proper city, county, and state licenses. Businesses selling or caring for animals without the proper business license face high fines and may be shut down until they are in compliance.

How we help your business:

  1. Our research team stays up to date with changing requirements and forms.
  2. We save you time by quickly and reliably filing all business license applications.
  3. Our licensing experts will work with you to determine all potential licenses so that you don’t face the high penalties of non-compliance.

More Resources:

- American Pet Products Association


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