All dogs, 6 months of age or older, must be licensed in the State of Maine.
To license a dog, you must have a current Maine rabies certificate. If the dog has been spayed or neutered, you must show proof to receive the lower license fee. Licensing fees are $6.00 for spayed/neutered dogs and $11.00 for unaltered dogs.
A kennel license is available for anyone that has at least 5 dogs kept in a single location under one ownership for breeding, hunting, show, training, field trials or exhibition purposes. A kennel license covers up to 10 dogs and costs $42.00. A kennel license is not a requirement for owners of multiple animals and any dog may be individually licensed.
Late fees are charged after January 31 of each year.
How are the fees used?
$6.00 spay/neuter - $1.00 goes to the town, $2.00 is deposited in the animal welfare fund to be used for any needs, such as equipment, officers salary, shelter costs, and injured animals. $3.00 goes to the state.
$11.00 unspayed/neutered - $1.00 goes to the town. $10.00 goes to the state.
Kennel license - $12.00 goes to the town. $30.00 goes to the state.
All late fees go into the animal welfare fund.
Online Dog Licenses Available Now
Residents may also register their dog(s) online here. Online service is only available October 15th to January 31st every year. Call the Town Office for additional information - 829-3705.