Dog Licensing


Licensing dogs is a State of Vermont law. 20 V.S.A 3550 (a) A person who fails to license a dog in the required manner may be fined up to $500.


Animal Control Officer: Janine Manninen (802)-485-4585.

On or before April 1st* of each year:
Spayed/neutered dogs: $9.00
Non-spayed/non-neutered dogs: $13.00

After April 1st of each year:
Spayed/neutered dogs: $11.00
Non-spayed/non-neutered dogs: $17.00

All dogs housed in the towns of Roxbury/E. Roxbury must be licensed. 

All dogs in Roxbury and East Roxbury, over 6 months of age must be licensed with town of residence, .

All dogs over 3 months of age must be vaccinated.

A valid rabies certificate is required. Tractor Supply has weekly rabies vaccine clinics for dogs and cats. Call ahead to confirm a time. Click here for the schedule of 2021 clinics (April-July).

Contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 485-7840 for more information.

VSNIP reduces pet overpopulation by helping eligible Vermonters afford to have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. The program is 100% funded by a surcharge on dog registrations so funds are limited.

Low-income families/persons can apply for funds to cover the spay/neuter of their dogs/cats. Click here for VT Spay Neuter Program (VNSIP) information and application. Letter from VT Spay Neuter Incentive Program (VSNIP).

Be advised that leash laws are in effect in Roxbury/East Roxbury. Dogs must be under the control of their owner(s) at all times. For safety and visibility, keep a safety-orange bandana around the dog’s neck, especially during hunting seasons.