Town of Matthews
Licenses

Animal Licenses

Animal Control is a public safety function that falls under the Police Department. They assist the public with abandoned or dangerous animals, nuisance complaints, etc. and ensuring that all dogs and cats have their current rabies shots. A Town tag, which may be purchased at Town Hall, is required for each pet. Renewals may be obtained thru PetData or at Town Hall.

All dogs, cats and ferrets four months of age or older inside the town limits of Matthews must be vaccinated for rabies as well as possess a current Town of Matthews Animal License.  In order to properly process your license application or to obtain an Animal License, you must present proof of a current rabies vaccination for each pet to be licensed. If you do not have a copy of your pet's Rabies Certificate that you received when the vaccination was given, you may be able to get an copy from the veterinarian that performed the vaccination. To receive the Animal License rate for sterile animals you must also present proof from a veterinarian that your animal has been spayed or neutered.




Pet License Fee Schedule:



Existing Pet License Renewals: 


-> For returning residents who already have their information in Pet Data  or recieved a notice in the mail from Pet Data, you may complete your Pet License Renewal Online at:  http://www.petdata.com/for-pet-owners/mat/license-online

  1. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information.
  2. Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian, an invoice for services, is required if the pet has been altered since the last licensing period and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered license fee.
  3. Proof of age is required to receive the discounted fees for senior citizens age 62 and over.


New Pet Licenses:

-> For New Animals not currently in the Pet Data System, please fill out the New Pet License Application form and attach with your payment. The form can be found  here. The following information is also required to be submitted: 

  1. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information.
  2. Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian, an invoice for services, is required if the pet has been altered since the last licensing period and you are applying for the lower spayed/neutered license fee.
  3. Proof of age is required to receive the discounted fees for senior citizens age 62 and over.

Please mail all required documentation, along with your check or money order payable to "Town of Matthews" to the address below. Please do not send cash.

Matthews Animal Licensing
C/O PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929

We also accept payments (Cash or Check) for new and existing Pet Licenses at Town Hall, 232 Matthews Station Street in the Finance Department Office.

Please call 704-708-1238 with any issues.


Offices to Contact When Starting a New Business

Please see the Business License page for a list of offices to contact prior to obtaining a business license. 

Beer and Wine License

If you are in the business of selling beer and wine, you must first obtain a permit from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC). After obtaining this permit, you must apply for a beer and wine business privilege license from the Town of Matthews. The Finance Department must view actual permits prior to issuing local Beer/Wine License.

Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE)
500 West Trade Street
(704)342-6322

Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC)
www.abc.nc.gov
919-779-0700

Licensing Period
The license to sell beer and wine must be purchased annually. The business year for beer and wine business privilege licenses begins on May 1, and ends April 30 of the following year. A license to sell beer and wine must be renewed no later than May 1 of each year.

Privilege License Application

Beer and Wine Business Privilege License Fees
The fee for On-Premises licenses (example: restaurants or lounges) is $30.
The fee for Off-Premises licenses (example: conv. or grocery store) is $15.

Garage / Yard Sales

The Town of Matthews does not permit garage or yard sale signs offsite. No permit or application is required.

Peddler or Solicitor Permit/License

Peddlers and Solicitors/Canvassers must apply for a license with the Town of Matthews Finance Office.

Upon approval by the Finance Office, peddlers and solicitors/canvassers may only sell goods or merchandise during the hours of 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday - Saturday. All other times are prohibited. The license must be carried by the peddler or solicitor at all times while they are engaged in peddling or soliciting/canvassing.

The license period for peddlers and solicitors shall be effective during the fiscal year. The license period for itinerant merchants shall be for one year immediately following the issuance of the privilege license for the specified location on the license. If the said itinerant merchant moves to a new location the license will be void and a new application and license is required.

The following rules and regulations should be adhered to:

  • Those peddling or soliciting in door-to-door sales, whether it is residential or commercial sales must be invited to sell their wares by the owners or occupants of the property.

  • "No Soliciting" signs on property must be obeyed.

  • No peddler or solicitor/canvasser shall obstruct any street, alley, sidewalk or driveway without first obtaining the permission of the property owner or person in lawful possession of the property to do so.

  • No peddler or solicitor shall engage in peddling or soliciting on any public street, alley, parking lot or other public place after having been requested to desist by any law enforcement officer employed the Town.

  • No peddler or solicitor shall shout or cry out to sell his wares, goods or merchandise, nor blow any horns or use any other similar device to attract the attention of the public.

Please be aware that it is a class 3 misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $200 for a person to:

  1. Fail to obtain a license as required by this Article.

  2. Knowingly give false information in the application process.

  3. If a person fails to produce his privilege license later produces in Court a valid license which has been issued prior to the time the person has been charged with such violation, such person shall be found not guilty of the violation of conducting business under this Article without first obtaining a privilege license.

For more information contact Lindsey Wiggs, at 704-708-1238 or email.

     
     
     
     
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