Online Dog Licensing Now Available

All license renewals must be completed by January 31, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine--()--The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Animal Welfare Program would like to remind citizens that all dog licenses need to be renewed by January 31, 2016. In order to streamline the licensing process, the agency offers an online service to complete this transaction. Online Dog Licensing (www.maine.gov/online/dog_license/) was created in partnership with InforME, the state’s eGovernment service provider, and currently has over 110 participating municipalities. The service provides citizens in these municipalities with the opportunity to purchase new licenses and file renewals.

The online service is available to the public each year between October 15 and January 31. During this time, an individual can request a new license for their dog or renew an existing license with their municipality. In order to complete the licensing process, customers will need to supply veterinarian and vaccination information. If a customer is renewing an existing license, they will also need to enter their dog’s current tag number.

Funds received through the dog licensing program are used to support numerous good causes throughout Maine, such as:

  • 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

Online Dog Licensing is just one of the many local government services now available through Maine.gov. For more information about this service, contact the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry at 207-287-3846 or by email at animal.welfare@maine.gov.

About Maine.gov

Maine.gov (http://www.Maine.gov) is the official Web portal of the state of Maine. Maine.gov is a service of InforME, a collaborative effort between the state of Maine and Maine Information Network, LLC, part of the NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The Company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the Company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Contacts

Maine Animal Welfare Program
Liam Hughes, 207-287-3846
Director
or
InforME/Maine.gov
Dan Andrews, 207-621-2600
General Manager
Dandrews@informe.org

Release Summary

All dog licenses in the state of Maine must be renewed by January 31, 2016. To streamline the process, the agency offers an online service to complete this transaction.

Contacts

Maine Animal Welfare Program
Liam Hughes, 207-287-3846
Director
or
InforME/Maine.gov
Dan Andrews, 207-621-2600
General Manager
Dandrews@informe.org