Licenses & Regulations

Dog Licenses:

  • Vermont law requires all dogs and wolf hybrids over 6 months old to be licensed.
  • Owners must present a current rabies certificate to the Town Clerk by April 1 each year.
  • Certificate of spayed or neutered must be presented for reduced license fee.
  • Annual FEES:
    • neutered is $8
    • non-neutered is $12
  • After April 1 there is an increase of 50%.
  • Annual Rabies Clinic offered in March at the Firehouse.  Provided by Dr. Scott MacLachlan of Poultney Veterinary Services.  Watch the middleTOWN NEWSletter and Front Porch Forum for details.
  • VSA Title 20 §3621 states “the legislative body of a municipality may at any time issue a warrant to one or more police officers, or constables, or pound keepers, directing them to proceed forthwith to destroy in a humane way or cause to be destroyed in a humane way all dogs or wolf hybrids within the town or city not licensed …”

See the Town Animal Ordinance