State law requires you to license your dog by December 31st each year. The license fee is $6.00 for a neutered/spayed dog and $11.00 for an unaltered dog. You may license your dog in person at the Clerk's office or online between October 15 and January 31 without incurring a $25 late fee. Please have your dog's current rabies vaccination certificate ready at the time of licensing.
All dogs need to be licensed upon reaching the age of 6 months in the town where it resides. Or after the dog has been with the family for 10 days, if adopted.
Dog licensing fees support:
- Local Animal Control Officers and State Humane Agents
- Investigation of animal cruelty complaints and enforcement of animal welfare laws
- Compliance with rabies vaccination of dogs
- Care for sick and injured stray animals
- Return of lost dogs to their owners
You can renew your dog’s license by visiting Westbrook City Hall or online at https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/dog_license/index.pl. Please be sure to bring your dog’s current rabies certificate with you at the time of registration. If your dog needs an updated rabies vaccine, feel free to join us at the City of Westbrook’s Annual Rabies Clinic on Saturday January 11, 2020 from 1pm-3pm at Westbrook City Hall. Stop on by and get your dog’s rabies vaccine and license at the same time!