Licenses, Permits and Tax Resources

The library issues several Baltimore County licenses and permits for convenience and provides resources for state and federal tax information. 

New Pet Licenses

Adopting a new pet? Apply for a new Baltimore County animal license, which is required for all cats and dogs age four months or older, in person at the Service Desk at any branch. Renewal licenses and replacement tags are available online or by mail only.

Visit Baltimore County Animal Services’ website for detailed information about annual license fees, required documents and other information. 

What to Bring 

When applying for a new pet license at a library branch, please remember to bring the following:

  • Completed license application form (PDF)
  • Copy of up-to-date rabies vaccination certificates
  • $2 library convenience fee per license; cash, check or major credit cards are accepted

You can also complete the animal license process online at the library using any branch’s public computers and free WiFi. The option to print a temporary license certificate is available. A valid major credit card, email address and current rabies vaccination certificate expiration date are needed to apply online.

Plumbing Permits

Baltimore County plumbing permit postcard A for licensed plumbers is available at library branches. A $2 library convenience fee per license applies.

Plumbing permits are normally required for almost all types of plumbing work with the exception of clearing stoppage in waste lines and repairing of faucets and toilets. Download the application (PDF) or visit Baltimore County's Plumbing Board and Inspections website for more information.

Tax Resources

Looking for resources to help you prepare your individual tax return? Browse what’s available through our catalog.

Maryland tax forms and federal income tax forms can be downloaded and printed using branch computers. Our staff can assist customers in finding Maryland and IRS tax forms and instructions but cannot provide tax advice. Printed tax forms are no longer available at our branches.

Federal Taxes

File online or by mail:

Or to get printed federal forms, instructions and publications mailed to you:

  • Call 1-800-829-FORM (3676).

Maryland Taxes

Use Maryland's free iFile service to file your state tax return online.

Or to get printed Maryland forms and instructions mailed to you:

  • Call 410-260-7951, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; TTY through Maryland Relay, dial 7-1-1.