Dog Licenses

Dog licenses are available in the Town Clerk’s Office starting in the middle of November for the next licensing year.

Per Maine State Law:
  • All dogs 6 months of age and older must be licensed every year by January 31st
  • Starting on February 1st a $ 25.00 late fee will be added to the cost of the dog license for each dog you license after the January 31st deadline
  • A current State of Maine Rabies Certificate, obtained from a veterinarian, must be provided at the time of licensing or be on file with the Town Clerk, from a prior year, before a dog can be licensed.
Dogs may be licensed in one of three ways: In person at the Town Clerk's office, online or via mail.

When licensing through the mail, please include a brief note with your name and address, telephone number and dog’s name and send a copy of the rabies and spay/neutering certificates with a check for the appropriate fee(s) ($11 for unaltered dogs/$6 for spayed or neutered dogs) made out to the Town of Kennebunk. We will process the license and mail the dog tag.

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

Lost Dog


If you have lost your dog, assistance can be found on the The Animal Welfare Society’s website.
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Wonton enjoying Kennebunk Beach