Maine Revised Statutes

§4163. Dog or cat vendor's license

A person may not advertise for sale, sell or exchange for value more than one cat or dog under the age of 6 months in a 12-month period unless that person has a valid animal shelter, kennel, breeding kennel or pet shop license or a valid vendor's license issued under this section. [2007, c. 702, §36 (AMD).]

1. Vendor's license; fee.  A person may apply for a vendor's license by completing and submitting to the department an application form provided by the department. Upon receipt of a completed application, the department shall issue a vendor's license and an identifying license number that is valid for a period of 90 days from the date of issuance. A person is entitled to one vendor's license in a 12-month period at no charge. A fee of $25 must be submitted with each additional application for a vendor's license within a 12-month period.
[ 2007, c. 702, §37 (AMD) .]
2. Advertising.  A person possessing a vendor's license issued under this section must include that vendor's license number in any form of advertising, brochure or sign that announces the availability of a dog or cat for sale or exchange. The vendor's name and license number must be provided to a person purchasing or otherwise receiving a dog or cat from the vendor.
[ 2007, c. 439, §34 (NEW) .]
3. Violation.  A person who fails to comply with this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $200 may be adjudged, none of which may be suspended.
[ 2007, c. 439, §34 (NEW) .]
2007, c. 439, §34 (NEW). 2007, c. 702, §§36, 37 (AMD).