Animal Control Division
Animal Control Officer: James McKnight
Contact Information: (207) 443-5563, ext. 4
Location: Bath Police Department: 250 Water Street, Bath
The City of Bath employs a full time Animal Control Officer (ACO) who handles approximately 800 animal calls each year. Incidents handled by the ACO include animals at large, noise complaints, injured animals, nuisance complaints and animal bites.
If a person encounters an animal they consider dangerous, they should immediately report the incident to the ACO through the Police Department. They should also seek immediate medical treatment or advice when needed.
Dog License Registration
Dog owners within the City of Bath are required to license their dogs in January of each year through the City Clerk’s Office. This is not only a State law, but it is also used as a means to control and identify dogs. It is also important to ensure that all dogs have received inoculations against rabies. Proof of rabies vaccination must be shown at the Clerk’s Office before issuance of a license. Click here to learn more about dog license registration.
If your pet has been impounded by the ACO, you may be asked to pay an impoundment fee. You can pay this fee at the Bath Police Department or online by clicking here*. Select ACO Impound Fees from the "Select Payment Item" menu.
*The City uses a third party provider, MuniciPAY, for this service. There is a min of a $1.50 or 2.5% processing fee, the same fee charged to those who pay at the office with a card.
Causes of Dog Nuisance: