The Animal Control Officer is responsible for enforcing all rules pertaining to dogs within the town of Stonington. For Animal Control issues, please contact the Town Office by calling (207) 367-2351, ext 1.
You can obtain a dog license by coming into the Town Office at 32 Main Street. All dogs over 6 months of age must be licensed by January 31st of each year. All dog licenses expire December 31st of each year.
The baseline price to register your dog is $6. If your dogs are not spayed or neutered, that fee becomes $11. If your dog is more than six months old, and you've never registered it, you will be charged an additional $25 late fee on top of the regular registration fees. You cannot register your dog if you don't have proof of a current rabies vaccination, and you must provide a spay/neuter certificate in order to obtain the lesser fee. All dog licensing fees are set by the State of Maine, and fees collected support state and local animal welfare programs.
If your dog has been deemed a "dangerous" dog by a court of law, then you will have to pay a $100 registration fee per year. If your dog has been deemed a "nuisance" dog by court of law, then you'll have to pay a $30 registration fee per year.
If you have a problem with a wild animal, contact an Animal Damage Control Cooperator for help with chipmunks, skunks, raccoons, foxes, weasels, woodchucks, porcupines, squirrels, bats, English sparrows, European sparrows, pigeons (rock doves), and European starlings. Registered ADC cooperators are independent contractors available for hire at your own risk.
Animal Control Officer
Kathleen Billings, Animal Control Officer
Phone: 207-367-2351, ext. 1