Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter II. Commercial Licensing Requirement.


§ 8–1821.01. Commercial animal breeder license.

(a) Within 180 days of December 5, 2008, the Mayor shall establish licensure requirements for commercial animal breeders in the District of Columbia, which shall include:

(1) Licensing fees;

(2) Standards for the care and management of animals; and

(3) Facility inspection requirements.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term “commercial animal breeder” means any person, firm, organization, or corporation engaged in the operation of breeding and raising more than 25 animals per year for sale or in return for consideration.


(Dec. 5, 2008, D.C. Law 17-281, § 201, 55 DCR 9186.)

Editor's Notes

Section 701 of D.C. Law 17-281 provided: “Sec. 701. Rulemaking. The Mayor, pursuant to Title 1 of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act, approved October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501 et seq.), shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this act.”


§ 8–1821.02. Commercial pet care facilities; rulemaking.

(a) No person shall operate a commercial pet care facility without first obtaining a basic business license with an Inspected Sales and Services license endorsement pursuant to Title 47. The Mayor shall issue rules to establish the standards for the care and management of animals in a commercial pet care facility.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term “commercial pet care facility” means a facility that provides day or overnight boarding, or provides pet-related services, including feeding, exercise, training, bathing, or grooming, but does not include an animal facility as defined in § 3-502 [repealed] or a licensed pet shop.


(Dec. 5, 2008, D.C. Law 17-281, § 202, 55 DCR 9186.)