Licenses and Permits

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses must be obtained through the City City Clerk’s Office at Winooski City Hall on 27 West Allen Street. The cost of the license is $50 and $10 for a certified copy - payments can be made via cash or check.


Who can get married in Vermont?

You must be at least 18 to marry in Vermont (16 or over with the consent of a parent/legal guardian).

Are there any restrictions?

Previously married applicants must provide a certified copy of a divorce decree or a certified death certificate to obtain a new marriage license.

Where can we get married?

A Vermont license is good for marriage in the State of Vermont only. Vermont residents may marry anywhere in the state of Vermont, however, you must obtain your marriage license in the town that either one of you resides in. If neither party is a Vermont resident, you may obtain a license from any town clerk in the state.

Who can marry us?

A judge, supreme court justice, assistant judge, justice of the peace or an ordained or licensed minister, rabbi or priest residing in VT can perform your ceremony.

What do we do with the license?

The license must be given to the officiant who will conduct your wedding ceremony.

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How do we get a copy?

After the ceremony the officiant will complete the sections concerning the date, place, and officiant of your ceremony, the officiant must than return it to the Town Clerk’s office where it was issued within 10 days. The license becomes official after it has been recorded in the Town Clerk’s office where it was purchased.

Dog Licenses

All dogs owned in the City of Winooski must be registered with the City Clerk before April 1st of each year pursuant to Title 20 Vermont Statutes Annotated, §3581. In order to register your dog, you must have a copy of the current Rabies Certificate. At this time, we are only registering dogs via forms through the mail. To get started, please call us at 802 655 6410 or email our City Clerk, Carol Barrett: cbarrett@winooskivt.gov

How much does a dog license cost?

Before April 1:
Neutered/Spayed Dog - $14
Un-Neutered/Spayed - $18

After April 1:
Neutered/Spayed Dog - $16
Un-Neutered/Spayed - $22

Do I have to license my dog every year?

Yes. Licensing provides the City with a method of ensuring that dogs are properly vaccinated against rabies. Additionally, dog owners receive great value from a license in that authorities make every effort to return lost dogs to their owners when the dog is wearing a current tag. Other dogs that are not licensed are transported to an animal shelter where impounding and boarding fees are charged.

Does the City have leash laws?

Yes. Please see Section 3.12 of our Municipal Code -  "Leashes and collars required; dogs running at large". 

What can I do about an animal-related problem?

If you have an animal-related problem, please contact the non-emergency line at the Winooski Police Department (802 655 0221) to get in touch with our Animal Control Officer. 

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Hunting and fishing licenses are available from the State of Vermont Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.