2018 Dog Licenses Due By 1/31/18 (It’s The LAW!)

2018 dog licenses are available from the clerk beginning October 15.

Sedgwick residents can also now license their dogs online at https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/dog_license/index.pl

By state law, all dogs over 6 months of age must be licensed.

Veterinarians provide lists to the state of dogs they have vaccinated against rabies; those lists are turned over to each town. Owners of unlicensed dogs on those lists may receive letters notifying them that dogs must be licensed. 

The clerk must provide a list of unlicensed dogs to the animal control officer. The animal control officer MUST give notice to people with unlicensed dogs. Please avoid the late fee of $25, and notices from the ACO, by licensing your dog between October 15 and January 31. 

Spayed/neutered dog licenses cost $6, while licenses for dogs who have not been spayed or neutered are $11.

Please bring proof of neutering or spaying and the current rabies vaccination certificate to the clerk.

Clerk’s hours are Wednesday, 1 to 6 p.m, and Thursday, 1 to 7.  Call the clerk, 359-2275 or 326-9012 or 610-0138 to make other arrangements.

To read the relevant law, click links below:

 Chapter 721: DOG LICENSES

 Chapter 725: MUNICIPAL DUTIES HEADING