Dog licensing is an annual event. Dogs more than six months of age may be licensed any time after January 1st of a calendar year, but must be licensed no later than April 1st of the same year in order to avoid the additional fee assessment. If a dog reaches 6 months of age after April 1st, the owner must apply for a license within 30 days; the fee is reduced by half after October 1st. All dogs must have a current rabies vaccination in order to become licensed.
All dogs over three months of age shall be vaccinated against rabies. The initial vaccination shall be valid for 12 months. Within 9 to 12 months of the initial vaccination, the animal must receive a booster vaccination. All subsequent vaccinations following the initial vaccination shall be valid for 36 months.
Dog Licensing Fees:
By April 1
Unneutered/Not Spayed $17
After April 1
Unneutered/Nor Spayed $21
The Town of Whitingham has a leash law that states that a person shall not allow a dog to run at large except upon the property of the owner. Remember to license, leash and love your pet!