Dogs / Wolf-Hybrids

Dog Licenses are due April 1

Who needs to license their animals?

All residents of the town of Barton who own a dog or wolf-hybrid over 6 months of age are required to license them with the town.  Dogs and wolf-hybrids must be licensed annually between January 1st and April 1st. 

What do I need to license my dog or wolf-hybrid?

To license your dog or wolf-hybrid you will be required to provide proof of an up to date rabies vaccination from your vet.  Vaccination records can be brought directly to the town clerk's office or faxed to us.  Our fax number is (802)525-8856. 

You will also need to pay the required fee at the time of licensing.  We accept cash, checks, and money orders. 

What are the fees?

On or before April 1:
Nutered Male / Spayed Female: $9
Non-Altered Male / Female: $13

After April 1:
Nutered Male/Spayed Female: $11
Non-Altered Male/Female: $17

Is there a reduced fee for people registering dogs or wolf-hybrids they became keeper of after April 1?

Yes.  You have 30 days to register your animal with the town after taking ownership.  The rates are as follows:

On or Before October 1:
Neutered Male / Spayed Female: $9
Non-Altered Male / Female: $13

After October 1:
Neutered Male / Spayed Female: $7
Non-Altered Male / Female: $9

What if I don't register my dog in the first 30 days of ownership?

The fees will increase to the following:

On or Before October 1:
Neutered Male / Spayed Female: $11
Non-Altered Male / Female: $17

After October 1:
Neutered Male / Spayed Female: $8
Non-Altered Male / Female: $11

What are the fees for Breeding Licenses?

The owner/keeper of dogs or wolf-hybrids kept for breeding purposes may get a special license for such animals on or before April 1, if the animals are kept in a proper enclosure.  A current rabies vaccination is also required for each dog or wolf-hybrid.  Such licensed dogs are exempt from other license fees and any town surcharge.  However, each breeding license is subject to the $1 state fee for rabies control programs.
Note: Breeders of cats and ferrets may also apply for a breeding license for their operation.

On or before April 1:
$30 for the first 10 dogs or wolf-hybrids, $3 for each additional dog or wolf-hybrid

After April 1:
$45 for the first 10 dogs or wolf-hybrids, $4.50 for each additional dog or wolf-hybrid

What are the fees for Kennel Permits?

The owner/keeper of two or more dogs or wolf-hybrids which are four months old or older kept for sale or breeding, except for his/her own use, or except for the owner of a boarding kennel, shall get a kennel permit from the municipal clerk.  The license shall expire on March 31 of every year.  The permit must be displayed prominently on the kennel premises.  The kennel permit does not exempt the dogs or wolf-hybrids from any other license(s) which are required.
NOTE: Owners/keepers of two or more qualifying cats or ferrets shall also get a kennel permit.

On or before April 1: $10
After April 1: $15

A person who fails to license a dog or wolf-hybrid in the required manner may be fined up to $500.

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Barton Selectboard Clerk,
Nov 21, 2015, 5:05 AM