Dog License

The new year dog tags are available in the Town Clerk's Office.   Please bring in a current rabies certificate and proof of spaying or neutering if you are licensing your dog for the first time.

Beginning on February 1 a $25.00 Late Fee (per dog) will be in effect.  This is mandated by State Law.  

*Note:  If you are licensing your dog for the first time and it is after February 1, there is no late fee, only the license fee.


Dog licenses run a calendar year and dogs need to be re-licensed by December 31 each year. You may license a dog in person at the Town Clerk's Office, or you may mail in our form to us at: 

Town Clerk

8 School Road

Windham, ME 04062

If you are registering a new dog you will be required to show:

  • Proof of a rabies vaccination
  • Proof of dog's spay or neuter surgery

Mail a copy of these certificates.


Online Registration

For your reference, the State of Maine allows dogs to be licensed online from October 15 through January 31. If renewing your dog license online you will need:

  • Credit card
  • License / Tag number (renewals only)
  • State of Maine rabies certificate
  • Veterinarian's name and phone number
  • Spay or neuter certificate (if your dog has been "fixed")

Your new metal dog tag will be mailed to you.


The state requires these fees:

  • If a dog has been spayed or neutered the fee is $6
  • If not spayed or neutered, the fee is $11
  • After February 1, a $25 late fee per dog will go into effect
  • Please note: The State does charge $1.00 extra to license a dog online using their online system.
If you no longer have your dog, please notify the Town Clerk's Office at 892-1900, and we will remove the dog from our list.  Your call is the only way we know that you no longer have your dog. Veterinarians do not notify us.

We accept checks, cash, and credit/debit cards.  The Town offers the convenience of accepting debit and credit cards for municipal payments.  All major cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express , and Discover) are accepted.  A third-party convenience fee will apply if using a credit card. The fee will be 2.65% of the transaction amount, with a $3.00 minimum.