If there are any clerks out there with an answer to this question, I hope they will post it on Muninet for the benefit of the rest of us who have the same problem. We are frustrated with the lack of guidance at the state level on licensing.
For years – prior to my arrival – the Clerk issued a ‘special’ license to a resident who has sled dogs and to two residents who ‘just have a lot of dogs’ and have them in an enclosure. I continued this practice, but both my assistant and I can frankly not figure out how they qualify, given the description of what a special license is for. I just don’t know how to tell them that they have to pay full price – but the law never changed! We still have the sled dogs owner and our other ‘special’ license person has a lot of dogs – mostly those she has taken in as a registered rescue person, but then either never found a home or decided to just keep the dogs.
I attended the workshop sponsored by VLCT and have the “Big Book of Woof” but still do not see where these people were ever entitled to a ‘special’ license.
Town of Westminster
P O Box 147 3651 US Route 5
Westminster, VT 05158
Tel: 802/722-4091 Fax: 802/722-9816
I have this question about the permits and not sure who to ask. Over the years, it is obvious to me that we have folks in town who get these licenses to avoid paying the full license fee for their dogs. We have hunters, sled dog owners, etc. etc. and those who just have a lot of dogs. They are all intact animals.
My question is, how can I justify licensing these dogs owners as "Breeders" and/or "Pet Dealers" when I know they are neither. Is it my place to question (I don't want to) or the state's?
If anyone wants to call me 684-3352 or email directly, that would be fine. I know MUNINET gets clogged up with comments sometimes....
On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 5:23 PM, Linda Nunn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Has anyone gotten their pet dealer’s licenses forms yet, if so where did you get them. If I am understanding this right We no longer use the other two licenses (the special license and the kennel license forms) Right? Just use the
Pet Dealer’s License.
Linda L. Nunn, Groton Town Clerk
1476 Scott Hwy.
Groton, VT 05046
802-584-3276 Phone / Fax #
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 am to 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
When at a VLCT workshop on animal licensing we received a copy of the Draft of “Big Book of Woof” which is a very useful handbook. In its appendix of the Licenses and Fees it explains what is required. Perhaps you can get a copy from VLCT.
Renee J Patterson
Montgomery Town Clerk/Treasurer
Does anyone understand how the Pet Dealer Permits are going to work this year as opposed to the former Kennel/Special Licenses? Is there any literature for us to use (other than the statutes)? I would like to be able to at least appear to know what I am talking about when these people come in to renew. We have a total of 7.