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Dog Licensing Online Purchasing & Renewal Service

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When do dogs need to be licensed?

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.

Have you lost your dog's tag and it is not time to renew the license?

You need to obtain a new tag from your town office or city hall.

May a dog run *at large in the State of Maine?

It is unlawful for any dog to run at large except when it is used for hunting.
*At large means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person

What is the cost to license a dog?

For an "altered" dog, the Maine.gov total cost is $7.00 for a new license or a license renewal. The Maine.gov total cost for an "unaltered" dog is $12 for a new license or license renewal. The total amount you pay through this online service includes funds to develop, maintain, and enhance this online service as well as the State's official web portal Maine.gov, and Maine.gov online services like this one. This online service is operated without any state government funding.

 

Questions about this Service? Contact the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry: (207) 287-3846 or Email: animal.welfare@maine.gov