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Maine State Law requires that all dogs six months and older be licensed by January 31st of each calendar year. To license your dog you will need a valid Maine rabies certificate and altering certificate, if appropriate.

You can get the dog license in person at your town hall for all towns in the Buxton News area. In addition, residents of the towns of Buxton, Waterboro, and Standish may register online at doglicensing.com. If licensed online an additional fee of $1 is charged per dog license. Online licensing is available until midnight on January 31st.

Altered dog licenses are $6.00 and non-altered dog licenses are $11.00 each at the Town Hall, until February 1st. Any dog licensed after January 31st will be charged an additional $25.00 late fee per dog. If you receive a notice from an Animal Control Officer for an unlicensed dog there will be a second $25 fee added for the first violation, $50 for the second and $100 for the third violation within three years.

If you are summonsed to Court for an unlicensed dog the fees will increase again, exceeding $100 per dog. All dogs must wear their license tag at all times.