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Pet Shops

The Environmental Health Division is responsible for inspections of pet shops where exotic birds are handled and sold.  Exotic birds can transmit a disease to humans known as Psittacosis.  It is important to ensure that birds are handled in a sanitary and safe manner.

Pet shops handling exotic birds are required to have a permit.  The permit fee is $80.00/annually.

Application for Exotic Bird Permit

For further information:

Department of Health & Mental Hygiene ~  http://health.maryland.gov/Pages/Home.aspx
Center for Disease Control ~  www.cdc.gov

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