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 Animal 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 animal license at a library branch, please remember to bring the following:

  • Completed license application form (PDF)
  • Copy of up-to-date rabies vaccination certificates
  • $5 library convenience fee per license; cash, check, major credit cards or tap-to-pay 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 $5 library convenience fee per license applies. Cash, check, major credit cards or tap-to-pay are accepted.

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.

Free Tax Preparation

The CASH Campaign of Maryland is offering free tax preparation for individuals and families earning $56,000 or less. Services are available at the Randallstown Branch and other locations by appointment only. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 410-234-8008.

For information about other free tax preparation sites in Maryland, call 1-800-492-0618. Free assistance for Maryland income taxes is available through the Comptroller of Maryland’s Taxpayer Service office by calling 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937).

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).

Learn more about IRS tax forms, instructions or publications.

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.