Avalon Shores | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can residents submit their own digital pictures of Avalon Shores scenes (neighborhood views, water views, shoreline, pier or dock views, sunset views, etc. to be considered for display on the home page (public side)?

Easily! We’d love to have nice pictures that would show off more of the beauty of our community, our facilities, and the nearby region. The more pictures the better. If you have some nice pictures of the community and/or nearby regional assets, please send them as a file attachment via email to: [email protected]. Be sure to identify the content of the photo(s).


We’ll select the best, and display them for public view. Your nice photos can do a lot to show off the beauty that attracted all of us to live here and help those looking for a place like Avalon Shores to realize what they could share too if they moved here.


We cannot accept professional/commercial pictures, so be sure they are our own photos and that they are not subject to copyright restrictions. In fact, include language to that effect in the email message when you send the file(s).


Thank you for considering a photo submission.

What pet regulations apply to residents of the community? And, how are they enforced?

Summary of Anne Arundel County Animal Control Laws


Article 12 Section 4-402 Public Safety Threat An animal poses a public safety threat if the animal: Inflicts severe injury to a person Bites a person Kills or inflicts severe injury to a domestic animal Attacks a person Without provocation, chases or approaches a person in an attitude of attack Engages in encouraged dog fighting activity or shows evidence of having been engaged in encouraged dog fighting activity


Article 12 Section 4-601 Rabies Vaccination Anyone who owns or harbors a cat or dog 4 months of age or older must have the animal vaccinated for rabies and be able to provide proof of vaccination.


Article 12 4-702 Licensing The owner of any dog or cat 4 months of age or older must obtain a license for the animal.


Article 12 4-801 Dog Outdoors For each dog confined or tied outdoors, an owner shall provide: · A shelter to protect the dog from the wind, snow, rain, cold, and sunlight. A chain, rope, or line used to tie a dog which must be at least 10 feet in length. State and County law requires that all dogs have food and water.
Article 12 Section 4-903 Public Nuisance The owner of an animal may not permit the animal to be a public nuisance or to cause a public nuisance condition. Public nuisance includes the following acts by an animal:
· Molesting pedestrians
· Chasing vehicles
· Damaging property of someone other than the owner of the animal.


Article 12 Section 4-904 Animal Disturbances Prohibited It is unlawful for a person who owns, keeps, or has possession of an animal to permit the animal to disturb the quiet of a person or neighborhood.


Article 12 Section 4-905 Running at Large “At Large” means off the property of an animal’s owner and not leashed and not under the control of a responsible person.


Article 12 Section 4-909 Removal of Animal Excreta (especially important for the control of e. coli bacteria on public grounds) The owner of any animal shall be responsible for the removal of any excreta deposited by his or her animal on public walks, recreation areas, or private property other than his own. Title 10 Penalty Anyone violating section of Article 12 may be subject to a fine not less than $50 and up to $500.


A citizen that has observed the violation of an animal-related law under Article 12 may file an Affidavit of Complaint Form.


The affidavit must be notarized and returned to Animal Control within 30 days from the date of the alleged violation. If the affidavit is completed fully, accurately and duly notarized, Animal Control will issue a citation based on the sworn affidavit.


For more information, call (410) 222-8900 or visit their web site at: http://www.aacounty.org/AnimalControl/index.cfm

What are the basic county services provided for the Avalon Shores community?

Council District: We are located within Council District 7.
Our County Council Official is Edward R. Reilly.
For more information, visit the Anne Arundel County Council Web site.


Road District: We are located within the Southern road district.
You can reach the maintenance district by calling (410) 222-1933.
For more information, visit the Bureau of Highways website.


Public Safety: Emergency Number 911 / Non-emergency number is (410) 222-8610


Distance Police Station: Police, Southern District 35 STEPNEYS LN 6.94 miles


Fire Station: Avalon Shores Volunteer Fire Department P.O. BOX 528 0.17 miles


County Payment Center: Heritage Office Complex 2664 RIVA RD 9.97 miles


Library: South County Branch Public Library 5940 DEALE-CHURCHTON RD 4.07 miles


Senior Center: South County Senior Center 27 STEPNEYS LN 6.98 miles


Hospital: Anne Arundel Hospital 2001 MEDICAL PKWY 10.77 miles


Voter District: University of Md Polling Place Locator


Waste Management Services: Our trash and recycling material is collected on MONDAY. Please place yard waste in separate bags from other mixed media recycling materials and mark those bags clearly with a large X (as in using masking tape or duct tape to form a X). Have everything at the curb by 6 a.m., or on the night before.


Bright yellow recycle container barrels (two to a family) for weekly curb service pick up are available FREE at the Sudley Convenience Center (see the address below). To receive a container, you must show proof of Anne Arundel County residence (for example, a Maryland driver’s license showing a county address, or several pieces of U.S. Mail mail addressed to you at your Avalon Shores address). Please remember to remove the emptied containers from the street and from near your street side mail box the next morning, if possible, so passing traffic and the mail carrier will not hit them while she is making her rounds.


Collections are not made on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. No other holiday interrupts collections. See the Holiday Collection Schedule for specific information.


The nearest waste management convenience center is located at:


Sudley Convenience Center
DEALE, MD 20751
Distance: 3.65 (miles)


For more information, visit the Waste Management Services website