Animal Control

The work includes responding to reports of animals suspected of having rabies, complaints about loose or stray animals as well as animals that comprise a nuisance or a hazard to public health or safety.

Town of Albion contracts with the Waterville Humane Society

Albion's ACO is JOHNNA HATT - JPELLE04@YAHOO.COM - 207-314-9071



When do dogs need to be licensed?

All dogs need to be licensed upon reaching the age of 6 months in the town where it resides. Or after the dog has been with the family for 10 days, if adopted.

Licenses are due December 31st, and a late fee will be applied after February 1st in addition to the license fee.  Proof of current rabies certificate may be required.

Have you lost your dog's tag and it is not time to renew the license?

You need to obtain a new tag from your town office or city hall.

May a dog run *at large in the State of Maine?

It is unlawful for any dog to run at large except when it is used for hunting.
*At large means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person

What is the cost to license a dog?

For an "altered" dog, the total cost is $6.00 for a new license or a license renewal. The total cost for an "unaltered" dog is $11 for a new license or license renewal. 


Dog Licensing Online Purchasing & Renewal Service

Staring October 15th the online renewal service will allow renewals without a late fee through January 31, 2024. If you are licensing a wolf hybrid, service/search or rescue dog or obtaining a kennel license please contact your municipal office.

State of Maine Dog Licensing Online Purchasing & Renewal Service

What is the cost to license a dog online?

For an "altered" dog, the total cost is $7.00 for a new license or a license renewal. The total cost for an "unaltered" dog is $12 for a new license or license renewal. The total amount you pay through this online service includes funds to develop, maintain, and enhance this online service as well as the State's official web portal, and online services like this one. This online service is operated without any state government funding.

How do I register a service dog online?

This application is unable to determine if a dog being registered is a service dog or not. To that end, the registration fee will be assessed for each dog registered online. If you do have a service dog, and want to register it online, you may do so but you will need to contact your town office so that they can verify the dog's service status and issue a refund for the registration fees assessed online. Please note, first-time service dog registrants will also need to contact the town office to obtain a service dog request form.


 What dog licenses pay for..

Your dog licensing fees support:

  • Local Animal Control Officers and State Humane Agents
  • Investigation of animal cruelty complaints and enforcement of animal welfare laws
  • Compliance with rabies vaccination of dogs
  • Care for sick and injured stray animals
  • Return of lost dogs to their owners

Town Office

Town of Albion
22 Main Street
Albion, ME 04910

(207) 437-2900
(207) 437-2903 Fax


Monday 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Thursday 12:00PM to 6:00PM


Saturday CLOSED


*NO new registrations will be processed 15 minutes prior to closing.  This includes vehicles, trailers, ATV, snowmobiles and boats.

*Town Office is CLOSED on all State Observed Holidays and for ALL state and federal elections.

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GPS Coordinates

Lat:  44°31'56" N
Lon:  -69°26'33" W

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