Annually the State of Vermont requires that all dogs or wolf-dog hybrids six months of age or older be licensed with the Town Clerk by April 1st. A current rabies certificate must be presented or on file in the Town Clerk’s Office before a license may be issued. Licenses are available each year as of Jan 2nd. The fee to register a spayed or neutered-dog in Middlebury is $14 and the fee if the animal is not spayed or neutered is $18. After April 1st a small late charge will be assessed.

Registering Dogs During COVID-19 Shutdown

Residents can renew their dog license by mail to Town Clerk's Office, 77 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753, or by using the dropbox between the Town Offices and the Library.

Make a check out to Town of Middlebury for the fees. Spayed or neutered dogs are $14 and $18 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered. Include a copy of the current rabies certificate. If residents have the notice we sent to you, it would indicate if rabies is up-to-date or not. We would appreciate it if you would include the notice with your check so you can edit any info that is not correct. If you do not have the notice, please include an up-to-date rabies certificate because we may not have the current certificate on file.
If you are registering a new dog we definitely need a copy of current rabies vaccination and owner's name and address, dog's name, sex, age, breed and if they are spayed/neutered. Most important for a new dog is that we have a current phone number in case we have questions.
In all cases we will mail the tags. Thank you!