Dog Licenses

Town clerk’s office is now open to the public 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays).
Face masks are required to enter the building.

All dogs over 6 months of age are required to be registered with the town clerk by April 1st each year per state statute. 2021 Dog licenses are available now.

**  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, 2021:
Neutered/Spayed Dog$9.00
Un-Neutered/Spayed$13.00

Renewals after April 1, 2021: 
Neutered/Spayed Dog
$11.00
Un-Neutered/Spayed$17.00 



* New dog registrations 1/1/2021 - 9/30/2021:
Neutered/Spayed Dog
$9.00
Un-Neutered/Spayed
$13.00

* New dog registrations 10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021:
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.