Dog Licensing

Dog Registrations

All dogs 6 months and older must have a license. If you become the owner of a dog 6 months or older, the dog must be licensed by January of each year. In order to obtain a license for your dog, the owner must present a current State of Maine Rabies Certificate obtained from a veterinarian. This certificate will verify that your dog has received its rabies shot within the past two years. All dog licenses expire December 31st, of each year so don’t delay in registering/renewing your dog’s license! If you have any questions regarding dog registrations, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 829-5559.

Dog Licensing Fees:
–$6 per year for spayed/neutered dogs
–$11 per year for dogs not spayed/neutered.


*Per state law, any dog license that is relicensed after January 31 will be subject to a $25 late fee.*

There are 3 Easy Ways to register/renew your dog license:

#1: Complete the application HERE & mail the following to Town Hall (290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, ME 04021): your application, payment (checks made payable to the Town of Cumberland), and a copy of your dog’s rabies certificate. Once it is processed, we will mail you back your dog license!

#2: Between October 15th and January 31st, you may go online to complete the registration here

#3: Stop by Town Hall and register your dog in person. Make sure you have a copy of your dog’s rabies certificate!