Have you renewed your dog's licenses for 2023? They are supposed to be licensed by  January 1st, but the State of Maine gives you a grace period until January 31st. After that, there's a $25.00 late fee imposed per dog!

Photo Liz Graves
Photo Liz Graves

In the State of Maine, all dogs age 6 months and older must be licensed including service and search and rescue dogs.

Licensing is very simple, you must go to your local Town or City Hall and bring a certified rabies certificate from a Maine veterinarian and then pay the licensing fee. Fees are $6.00 for neutered and spayed dogs, and $11.00 for males and females that haven't been "fixed". If your dog has been neutered or spayed, you must bring a note from your veterinarian.

In some cases, you can renew online HERE. If you renew online there's an additional $1.00 fee charged per dog, so the fee is $7.00 for neutered and spayed dogs and $12 for males and females that haven't been "fixed"

The late fee of $25.00 is in addition to the annual license fee, so be sure to get this done before January 31st, at the latest!

And did you notice dogs only have 4 toes?

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