LICENSING PERIOD & CIVIL PENALTY SYSTEM:
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 feesare due on or before July 1 of each year. The stable license is valid for one year and must be renewedannually. 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 21401or calling: Ross Peddicord, Executive Director 410-841-5798 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401