Dog Licensing

By State Statute, all dogs must be licensed on or before April 1st of each year (V.S.A. 20 § 3581).  All dogs six months of age or older must be licensed and wear a collar and tag at all times.  If the rabies certificate is still current and is on file in the Town Clerk’s Office, you do not need to bring a copy of the rabies certificate in order to license your dog. If the rabies certificate has expired, you must bring a copy of the new rabies certificate in order to license your dog. No license will be issued without this certificate.  The fee to license a spayed or neutered dog is $19.00.  The fee to license an unspayed or unneutered dog is $23.00.  A late fee will be charged for any dog licensed after April 1st ($2.00 for a spayed/neutered dog and $4.00 for an unspayed/unneutered dog).


If the dog is being licensed for the first time and the dog is spayed or neutered, a Spayed or Neutered Certificate from a licensed veterinarian must be presented.

If you no longer own the dog or the dog has died, please contact the Randolph Town Clerk’s Office at 728-5433, ext. 11 or by email at to remove your dog’s name from the list.



If you are a hobby pet breeder and you intend to sell or exchange three or more litters within a 12 month period, you must purchase a Pet Dealer Permit and a Special License for breeding.  The fee for a Pet Dealer Permit is $25.00 and the Special License is $30.00 for up to 10 dogs ($3.00 additional for each dog over 10).  A late fee will be charged for any Pet Dealer Permit and Special License issued after April 1st ($12.50 for the Pet Dealer Permit and $15.00 for the Special License).  The dog owner will also need to comply with other statutes for reporting to the Department of Taxes and animal welfare regulations through the Department of Agriculture.