Do I Need To Get A License If I Want To Open A Pet Shop?

Yes. Any person who wants to open a pet shop, pound, or animal shelter must first obtain a commissioner who is authorized to grant licenses. You cannot operate any of these institutions without a license.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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