Online Dog Licensing Now Available

All license renewals must be completed by January 31, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Animal
Welfare Program would like to remind citizens that all dog licenses need
to be renewed by January 31, 2016. In order to streamline the licensing
process, the agency offers an online service to complete this
transaction. Online Dog Licensing (
was created in partnership with InforME, the state’s eGovernment service
provider, and currently has over 110 participating municipalities. The
service provides citizens in these municipalities with the opportunity
to purchase new licenses and file renewals.

The online service is available to the public each year between October
15 and January 31. During this time, an individual can request a new
license for their dog or renew an existing license with their
municipality. In order to complete the licensing process, customers will
need to supply veterinarian and vaccination information. If a customer
is renewing an existing license, they will also need to enter their
dog’s current tag number.

Funds received through the dog licensing program are used to support
numerous good causes throughout Maine, such as:

  • Investigation of animal cruelty complaints and enforcement of animal
    welfare laws
  • Compliance with rabies vaccination of dogs
  • Care for sick and injured stray animals
  • Return of lost dogs to their owners

Online Dog Licensing is just one of the many local government services
now available through For more information about this
service, contact the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and
Forestry at 207-287-3846 or by email at

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Maine Animal Welfare Program
Liam Hughes, 207-287-3846
Andrews, 207-621-2600
General Manager