General Regulations & Licensing

MHIB 2015 Licensed Stables.pdf

General Regulations - 


If you are a stable who solicits the general public, and have ONE or more horses - and either give lessons, board horses, or have a rental service or are a rescue or sanctuary stable, you are required by the State of Maryland to obtain and maintain licensing through the Maryland Horse Industry Board. Licensing is conditioned on periodic inspections by the Maryland Horse Industry Board and failure to comply may result in civil fines and penalties.

Pursuant to State Law and regulations promulgated in 2013, license renewal applications and fees
are due on or before July 1 of each year. The stable license is valid for one year and must be renewed
annually. The one-year licensing period runs from July 1 through June 30 of the following year.

(Authority: Agriculture Article, §§2-707, and 2-711, and 2-712, Annotated code of Maryland)


Subtitle16_HorseIndustryBoard.pdf  - General Regulations - Title 15 Department of Agriculture 
                                                                                                             Subtitle 16 Maryland Horse Industry Board

Read 15.16.03 General Regulations - Administrative Penalty Standards.


   Bill that Created the Maryland Horse Industry Board:  Senate Bill 653: Chapter No: 416

A license application may be obtained by writing to:

    The Maryland Horse Industry Board
    Maryland Department of Agriculture
    50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
    Annapolis, MD 21401

or calling: Ross Peddicord, Executive Director