Dog & Cat Licenses

  Take me to:                      Register my dog and/or cat
                                             Top Dog and First Feline Contest
                                             How to change your pets information
                                             How to report a suspected unlicensed dog or cat as well as list of
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2022 Dog and Cat Licenses:                        web dog collar

The deadline is April 1st to register your dog or cat before late fees  are applied for any dog or cat residing in the City.
Per state law - all dogs and cats 6 months or older are to be licensed every year.  
Please bring in your most recent rabies certificate - signed by the veterinarian. 
All dogs and cats who move to the city after April 1st should be licensed with 2 months of their arrival in our City

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Registrations may be done by:                                            web ball of yarn

  1. Visiting the clerk's office Monday - Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30  p.m. at 180 Market St
  2. Use the mail-in-form Make checks payable to the City of South Burlington
  3. By credit card or debit card. For a renewal of last years license please use this link :  For new dogs and cats to the city please use this link:
  4. Please be aware that there is a processing charge of 2.8% plus a site fee visit.  A $25.00 registration fee paid by credit card will cost $26.45 of which $25.00 goes to the city for your registration and $1.45 goes to the credit card processing company.  If you are renewing your current registration please use the Animal License renewal option or if you are registering a new pet to the city select Dog/Cat - new from the drop down list. We cannot accept electronic checks at this time for animal licenses and it is more expensive than using your debit or credit card.  We will mail the tag to you once the registration is processed by our office.  
  5. When paying by mail or on-line with a card, we will mail the tag(s) and registration forms to you as soon as they are completed (with current rabies certificate)                                                                                                                                                                    return to top of page

Please pay the appropriate fee per the chart below to expedite your pet's registration.

If your dog or cat is new to the city (here less than 1 month), please pay the fee in the January - April column.
If you have been in South Burlington longer than 1 month and did not register your dog or cat, please pay the fee under the column for the date that you are registering them on.

2022 Dog and Cat Fees

Dogs Jan 1 - April 1 April 2 - April 30 May 1 - December 31
Spayed or Neutered $25.00 $43.00 $58.00
Non-neutered or spayed $29.00 $49.00 $64.00


Cats Jan 1 - April 1 April 2 - April 30 May 1 - December 31
Spayed or Neutered $12.00 $25.00 $40.00
Non-neutered or spayed $16.00 $31.00 $46.00

*These fees do include late fees and fines for all dogs and cats registered after April 1.

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 How do I inform the clerk's office of a change in my pets information?

 If you wish to inform the clerk's office of a change for your dog or cat such as a new address in South Burlington, now spayed or neutered, if you've moved from the City, or if you no longer have the dog or cat, or something else please e-mail Donna Kinville  and report the change.
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                                        Top Dog and First Feline Contest

The lucky winners of our 8th annual top Dog and First Feline Contest were drawn in April 2021:

  • Top Dog: Rowan                                                                                     First Feline:  Mr. Finnigan
             Rowan                                                          MrFin

Look for more information each year on the annual contest.   There are no entry fees or tickets to buy to enter the contest. Simply register your dog(s) and cat(s) by the deadline of April 1st and they are entered into the contest.  The lucky tag numbers will be drawn at the first meeting in April each year by the City Council.

                                             For 2021 the prize package was:
         **Top Dog winner:  Rowan                                                                     **First Feline winner: Mr. Finnigan
Pet Food Warehouse - gift certificate                                                  Pet Food Warehouse - gift certificate
Guys Farm & Yard - goodies and toys                                                 Guy's Farm & Yard - goodies and toys
Target - Dog Bed and goodies                                                             Target - cat scratcher with feather chaser
Petco - bag of dog food                                                                        Petco - bag of cat food

                                 Thanks to our 2021 sponsors:

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                                                                Target_Logo                                   petco-logo

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Report a suspected unlicensed dog or cat                         

  1. Report unlicensed dogs and cats: We now have the ability to allow residents to anonymously report any unlicensed dog or cat in the City. See below for the list of currently licensed dogs and cats by street.  Click here to report unlicensed dog or cat
  2.   List of licensed dogs and cats by street as of November 30, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                        return to top of page

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As always please call our office at 846-4105 with any questions.