Rules for Rover
There has been an increase recently in the number of
dogs at large within Town limits. The Town would like to
issue a reminder of the ordinance referring to animal care
and control. The basic guidelines are listed below.
Cruelty to animals is prohibited. Owners are required to supply food, water, shelter
with sufficient air and ventilation, and veterinary care as needed.
It is unlawful to permit your pet to run at large (not under control by leash, chain or
Confinement of a female pet in heat is required.
Dog licenses are required. Delaware residents can purchase a dog license at the
Delmar Town Hall. Maryland residents can purchase a dog license at the Wicomico
County Humane Society.
All pets must be vaccinated for Rabies and proof of vaccination readily available.
Frequent and disturbing noises by dogs are prohibited within town limits.
Pets can be loving and loyal friends that many consider to be like a family member. Show
your pet how much you care by providing them with all that they need for comfort and
health and by protecting them from disease and other dangers. To receive additional
information regarding the ordinance, please contact the Code Enforcement Officer at
Town Hall by calling (410) 896-2777 or (302) 846-2664