Animal Control Commission

Meetings

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 4th Tuesday of the Month
  • Queen Anne's County Planning and Zoning Conference Room
    110 Vincit Drive
    Centreville, MD 21617 (New County Office Building Across from Acme)

Members

Member
Term Ends
Tom Gannon: Member
December 31, 2020
Scott Hass: Liaison
December 31, 2018
T. Humphries: Member
December 31, 2018
John McQueeney: Member
December 31, 2018
Robert Mueller: Member
December 31, 2019
John Nickerson: Liaison
December 31, 2020
Kathy Trotter: Member
December 31, 2019


Duties

There is an Animal Control Commission for Queen Anne's County. The Animal Control Commission shall advise the County Commissioners on all questions of general policy relating to animal control in the County. The commission shall furthermore, when appropriate, bring matters of public interest to the attention of the County Administrator.

Powers

  •  Legislative recommendations: The Animal Control Commission shall recommend to the County Commissioners changes in the laws regarding the control of animals in the County.
  •  Regulations: The Animal Control Commission shall develop and update a comprehensive set of regulations for the inspection of commercial animal establishments and commercial kennels/catteries.

Fee Structure / Fines

The Animal Control Commission shall promulgate and maintain a schedule of fees to be imposed under this chapter for county dog licenses, licensing of commercial animal establishments, and commercial kennels. The Animal Services Center shall promulgate and maintain a schedule of fees for all services provided by it, including fees for transfer, reapplication, redemption, adoption, board and other fees or charges authorized or required.

The Animal Control Commission shall establish and adopt a schedule of fines which shall be imposed for violations of this chapter. Fees and fines established under this chapter may be evaluated and adjusted on an annual basis by the Animal Control Commission and Animal Services Center.

Public Hearings

In General

On a written complaint of a citizen, the Animal Control Commission may conduct a public hearing to determine whether a violation of this chapter has occurred.

The Animal Control Commission may conduct hearings on whether an animal shall be deemed a vicious or dangerous animal under the provisions of this chapter. On finding that an animal is vicious or dangerous, the Animal Control Commission may set any reasonable conditions or restrictions on release of the animal or order the animal euthanize.

On a written complaint of an Animal Control Officer or a member of the Animal Control Commission, the Animal Control Commission shall conduct a public hearing to determine whether a person has complied with an order of the Commission.

More Information

Please visit the Queen Anne's County Ecode page for more information on public hearing protocols.

Contact

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Animal Control by phone at 410-758-2393 or by email.