Dog Licenses

2022 Dog Licenses will be available at the Town Hall beginning October 15, 2021

Your dog licensing fees support:

  • Local Animal Control Officers and State Humane Agents
  • Investigation of animal cruelty complaints and enforcement of animal welfare laws
  • Compliance with rabies vaccination of dogs
  • Care for sick and injured stray animals
  • Return of lost dogs to their owners

Dog License Fees

$6.00 per year for spayed/neutered dogs
$11.00 per year for dogs NOT spayed/neutered

as of February 1st  - $25. late fee PLUS License Fee


Three Ways to License

  • Visit Town Hall
  • By Mail
  • Online
See below for details!



All dogs 6 months and older must have a license.  Every dog must be licensed by December 31st each year.  In order to obtain a license for your dog, the owner must present a current Rabies Certificate with the veterinarian's seal on it.  This certificate shows that your dog has received its rabies shot within the past three years.

All  licenses will expire December 31st each year.  License Renewal  can be done at the Town Clerk's Office anytime after October 15th.

Proof that the dog(s) is/are spayed or neutered is also required.  If you already have shown proof to the Town Clerk's Office,  additional proof is not necessary.

Per State Law, any dog that is re-licensed after January 31st will be subject to a $25.00 late fee, PLUS the regular licensing fee. Title 7 §3923-A(4)

To receive a license for your dog, please visit the Town Office during our normal business hours of:

Monday and Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Friday 8:30am - 11:00am 

The Town of Berwick participates in the State of Maine's Dog Licensing Online Purchasing and Renewal Service.  Residents of Berwick may register their dogs online on the State's website.  Persons wishing to license a wolf hybrid, service/search dog or wishing to obtain a kennel license must come in to the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall.

To license a dog online you will need the following:

  • Credit Card
  • License/Tag number (Renewal only)
  • State of Maine Rabies certificate
  • Veterinarian's name and phone number
  • Spay or Neuter Certificate (If your dog has been fixed)

When you have all your documentation go to the Dog Licensing Online Purchasing & Renewal Service website.

You may also re-license your dog through the mail.  You must send a copy of the current Rabies Certificate, as well as evidence of spaying/neutering if we don't already have it on file, along with a check payable to the "Town of Berwick" for the appropriate fee, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  We will process the license and return the material to you.

NOTE:  Although cats do not require a license, they must be vaccinated against rabies.

Please feel free to contact the Town Clerk's Office at (207) 698-1101 ext. 110, or at if you have any questions.