Dog Licenses

Town clerk’s office is now open to the public 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays).

All dogs over 6 months of age are required to be registered with the town clerk by April 1st each year per state statute. 2023 Dog licenses will be available after January 1, 2023. Register your dog during the month of January and get entered to win a gift for your K9.

**  PLEASE NOTE:  IF EMAILING A COPY OF RABIES CERTIFICATE, PLEASE SCAN AND ATTACH AS A PDF.
 
NO SCREEN SHOTS PLEASE  **

You may register your dog in person during normal business hours. If registering by mail or email please see the following:

New Dogs:
» Register a new dog by mailing or emailing a copy of a current rabies certificate, owner’s name, address and contact information, dog breed, color, age, size (small, medium or large) and date of spay or neuter.
» Payments may be made by check (mail or drop box). You can also make payments online at www.essexvt.org (convenience fees will be charged)
»  License and tag(s) will be mailed to you.

Renewals:
» Renew by mail or email by sending the fee and current rabies certificate.
» Payments may be made by check (mail or drop box). You can also make payments online at www.essexvt.org (convenience fees will be charged)
»  License and tag(s) will be mailed to you.

Cost of Dog Licenses:


Renewals before April 1, 2023:
Neutered/Spayed Dog$9.00
Un-Neutered/Spayed$13.00

Renewals after April 1, 2023: 
Neutered/Spayed Dog
$11.00
Un-Neutered/Spayed$17.00 



* New dog registrations 1/1/2023 - 9/30/2023:
Neutered/Spayed Dog
$9.00
Un-Neutered/Spayed
$13.00

* New dog registrations 10/1/2023 - 12/31/2023:
Neutered/Spayed Dog
$7.00
Un-Neutered/Spayed
$9.00
* for dogs new to Essex (within 30 days, or have reached license requirement age of 6 months)


If you have moved out of Essex or no longer have your dog, please call the clerk’s office at 802-879-0413 option 6 or email clerk@essex.org.

Cats & Other Animals

There are no licensing requirements for cats or other animals. If you have an animal related problem call animal control at 802-878-1333.