Each owner or keeper of a dog at the age of 6 months or more, on or before January 1st of each year shall obtain a license.
Valid State of Maine rabies certificates are needed for each dog license.
A dog owner or keeper shall pay a fee of 11.00 for each dog 6 months or older capable of producing young.
A dog owner or keeper shall pay a fee of $6.00 for each dog 6 months or older that is incapable of producing young (written certificate from veterinarian required
Dogs deemed to be a nuisance by the court shall pay a $30.00 licensing fee
Dogs deemed to be dangerous by the court shall pay a $100.00 licensing fee
After January 31st, a late fee of $25.00 per dog in addition to the annual license fee shall be paid.
A person having a pack or collection of dogs for the purposes of breeding, hunting, show, training, field trials, and exhibition shall pay a fee of $42.00 for a kennel license. A kennel owner may not keep more than 10 dogs per license. Rabies certificates required for each dog.
Dogs may be licensed on line at www.doglicensing.com from October 15 - January 31st The On-line fee is an additional $1.00 (Vender Fee).
For additional information regarding Dog Licensing procedures, please contact the Town Clerk.
An appointment is not generally necessary to obtain a Marriage License BUT, depending on staffing, you may telephone the office to discuss the date and time you plan to apply.
Please telephone or email the Clerk's office for information. You may download the Marriage Intentions Form on the Home Page and complete in BLACK INK only. You must wait to sign page 2 in the presence of the Municipal Clerk.
Recording of Vital Statistics Records (births, deaths, marriages, etc.) and issuance of certified copies.Certified copies of birth, death, or marriage license - $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy for the same at the same time.
Marriage Licenses - $40.00
Certified Copies of Birth, Marriage and Death records - $15.00 for 1st copy; $6.00 for any additional.
The Town's older records, dating back to 1728, are available for genealogy purposes on T, W, and F from to
The Town Clerk is the supervisor of elections. The office of the Town Clerk is an alternative absentee voting place for qualified voters.
If you would like to register to vote in Shapleigh, please come into the Clerk's office and fill out a voter registration card. It is important that you show I.D. that has your Shapleigh residence address on it. Voter registration can take place anytime during our office hours. You may also register to vote on Election Day itself but you must show an I.D. showing your Shapleigh residence. Proper I.D. could be a Maine-Drivers license, car registration, utility bill or even an envelope that has gone through the mail to you at your Shapleigh address. P.O. Boxes cannot be accepted.
Just before any election can be busy in our office, so we recommend you try to register to vote well before election day if possible. If you move within Shapleigh, please let us know so we can update our voter list.
A qualified voter may enroll in a party by filing an application personally or by mail with the Registrar. A voter who is not enrolled in a party may not vote in a Primary Election or a Caucus. A voter may change his enrollment by filing an application with the Registrar personally or by mail. A change in enrollment may not be done 15 days prior to a caucus or primary.