Dog Licenses

At this time our offices are CLOSED to the public to comply with the Governor’s Order.

All dogs over 6 months of age are required to be registered with the town clerk by April 1st each year per state statute. 2021 Dog licenses are available now.

To register by mail while the offices are closed:

New Dogs:
   » Register a new dog by mailing or emailing a copy of a current rabies certificate, owner’s name, address and contact information, dog breed, color, age, size (small, medium or large) and date of spay or neuter.
   »  Payments may be made by check (mail or drop box). You can also make payments online at www.essexvt.org (convenience fees will be charged)
   »  License and tag(s) will be mailed to you.(Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope)

Renewals:
   » Renew by mail or email by sending the fee and current rabies certificate.
   » Payments may be made by check (mail or drop box). You can also make payments online at www.essexvt.org (convenience fees will be charged)
   »  License and tag(s) will be mailed to you. (Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope)

Cost of Dog Licenses:


Before April 1, 2021:
Neutered/Spayed Dog$9.00
Un-Neutered/Spayed$13.00

After April 1, 2021: 
Neutered/Spayed Dog$11.00
Un-Neutered/Spayed$17.00 


If you have moved out of Essex or no longer have your dog, please call the clerk’s office at 802-879-0413 option 6 or email clerk@essex.org.

Cats & Other Animals

There are no licensing requirements for cats or other animals. If you have an animal related problem call animal control at 802-878-1333.