Dog Licenses

Lisa Symes is the animal control officer. To contact her call 207-670-5146.

All dog licenses expire December 31st. All dogs at the age of 6 months or more, by law need to be licensed, on or before January 1st of each year.
  • The fee for a male or female dog is $11
  • The fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $6
License Requirements
To license a dog, the owner must provide:
  • A current rabies certificate
  • Proof and/or a certificate if spayed or neutered
  • If moving from another town/city in Maine, bring in current license and a new license will be issued. The cost is $2
Licenses are available for renewals and new for the next year on or about October 15th. If dogs are not registered by January 31st of each year, there is a state mandated fee of an additional $25 per dog.

1st Time Licensing
If you are licensing your dog for the 1st time in Maine:
  • You must have a current rabies vaccination certification issued by a Maine licensed veterinarian
  • You must have an accurate description of your dog, including your dog’s name, breed, sex and color
  • You must have a written statement from your veterinarian that clearly states your dog is altered and/or sterile to qualify for the low cost altered license fee.