The annual rabies clinic will be held at the Vernon Fire Station, located at 2482 Fort Bridgman Rd., on Sunday, March 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health. Vaccinations will cost $10, and dog licenses will be sold by the town.

  • Bring a copy of your animal’s prior rabies certificate or registration, if there was one.
  • All animals must be leashed or in carriers.

Contact the Vernon Town Clerk at 802-257-0292 for more information.

Vermont law requires that all dogs 6 months old and older must be registered with the Town on or before April 1 of each year.

In addition to being available at the rabies clinic, dog license renewal forms are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The fees are $13.00 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered and $9.00 for spayed or neutered dogs. The fees have gone up $1.00 because the state raised its fee to $5.00 from $4.00.

If your dog is required to have a rabies shot, the Town Clerk’s Office cannot issue a license for that animal until it has received the required shot and the original rabies certificate is presented to them. The date the shot is needed is shown on your dog’s license. If there is no date showing on your dog’s license, then your dog’s rabies shot has run out and you must have it vaccinated again before it can be issued a license.

If you no longer have your dog(s), please contact the Town Clerk’s Office as soon as possible so they may correct their records. Their phone number is 802-257-0292.

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