Brattleboro Dog and Wolf-Hybrid Licenses Due

Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed per Title 20, Section 3581(c) of Vermont State Statutes.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all licenses being renewed must be processed through the mail or online at Alternatively, you may drop your payment and forms in the black lock box in the Municipal Parking lot, attached to the wooden light pole.

Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont Statutes before licensing.  A current vaccination means:

All dogs and wolf-hybrids over three months of age shall be vaccinated against rabies.  The initial vaccination shall be valid for 12 months.  Within 9 to 12 months of the initial vaccination, the animal must receive a booster vaccination.

All subsequent vaccinations following the initial vaccination shall be valid for 36 months.

If an animal has been spayed or neutered, the certificate issued by the veterinarian must be presented when licensing the animal for the first time.  A current rabies certificate issued and signed by a veterinarian must be filed with the Town Clerk.


NEUTERED                            $19

UNNEUTERED                      $23


Specially trained assistance dogs may be eligible for a reduced licensing fee.

Usually, dogs and wolf-hybrids licensed after April 1 will be charged a penalty.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, late fees are waived until further notice. In addition, any person failing to license a dog or wolf-hybrid may be fined up to $100 and the dog or wolf-hybrid may be impounded.  Ticketing for unlicensed dogs will begin June 3, 2020. If an animal licensed last year has died or been given away, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 251-8157 Monday through Friday, 8:30 A. M. to 5:00 P. M.


Thank you,



Hilary Francis

Brattleboro Town Clerk

230 Main Street, Suite 108

Brattleboro. VT  05301

ph 802-251-8129

fax 802-257-2312

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