Dog Licensing

It’s not too late!

License your Dog(s) today!


All towns in Vermont require that every dog six months or older be licensed annually by April 1 with the town clerk of the town wherein the dog is kept.  To license a dog, you must provide the town clerk with a certificate signed by a duly licensed veterinarian stating that the dog has received a current rabies vaccination approved by the state.  Further information is available in Vermont Statutes [20 V.S.A. § 3581(c)(2)].  The fee for a spayed or neutered animal is $9 and $13 for an intact animal.  Dogs registered late (after April 1) are $11 and $17 including the late fee.

The license tag provided for your dog’s collar serves two important purposes:

  1. It bears an individual tag number, important information should your pet become lost or stolen.
  2. For an officer of the law, a current tag documents that your dog is vaccinated for rabies and will not be destroyed.

Licensing your dog with the town clerk each year is a state requirement and a civic duty to ensure the health and safety of the residents of the Town of Stockbridge when dealing with dog issues.  The owner of any unlicensed dog will be subject to a fine.

If you have already licensed your dog, Thank you.  If not, please do so at the Town Office as soon as possible.   You may visit the town website at for the license process or call the office at 802-746-8400 for details.