Town and Village

Dog, wolf-hybrid licenses available in Brattleboro

Annual dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are available for the 2024 licensing period. Vermont dog and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed annually on or before April 1, and a current, unexpired rabies vaccination is required, according to Vermont State Statute Title 20.

All current dog owners have been mailed a renewal notice in early February. To renew an existing dog license, owners must return the renewal notice, updated rabies vaccine information, and payment.

Owners should check that the rabies vaccination is not expired before sending a payment. An animal is not considered licensed without proof of unexpired rabies vaccination and a payment.

Dog and wolf-hybrids licenses issued after April 1 include a penalty charge. Any owner failing to license their dog or wolf-hybrid may be fined up to $100 and the animal may be impounded.

Licensing fees before April are $19 for neutered dogs, $23 for unneutered dogs. If proof of spay and neuter is not printed on the rabies certificate, dog owners can submit an additional certificate for proof. If proof of spay and neuter is not provided, the unneutered fee applies.

Specially trained assistance dogs may be eligible for a reduced licensing fee. Contact the Town Clerk's office for more information.

This year, there is a new option to license dogs through an online portal that can be accessed through the Town's updated website. Dog license renewal forms can still be returned in person at the Town Clerk's office, in the drop box in the Municipal Center parking lot, or through the mail.

If this is the first time a dog is being licensed, owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination from a veterinarian or clinic and a New Animal License application, which is available at and at the Town Clerk's office.

If an animal licensed last year has died or been given away, contact the Town Clerk's office at 802-251-8157, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or [email protected].

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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