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Whereas, the Town of FRANKLIN, has the authority granted in 20 V.S.A. § 3549, 24 V.S.A. §§ 2291 (10) and 2291 (14 & 15), and 24 V.S.A. Chapter 59, the powers to adopt, amend, repeal, and enforce ordinances. It is the purpose of this ordinance to regulate the keeping of dogs and wolf hybrids, to protect public health and safety and to protect the residents’ quiet enjoyment of their homes and properties.

·        Many sections have been updated to meet current legal requirements and liabilities of the town.


A.  The Enforcement Officer is authorized to recover civil penalties for violations of this Ordinance in the following amounts for each violation:

              First offense:                                       written warning to owner

              Second offense:                                  impoundment costs plus $100 fine                  Waiver fee: $75

              Third and subsequent offense:              impoundment costs plus $500 fine          Waiver fee: $400      

                                  *If impoundment is at the residence of the Animal Control Officer; the Selectboard shall set the impoundment costs annually.  Otherwise impoundment costs will be billed by the impounding agency. 

                                  * The owner of the dog or wolf-hybrid will be responsible for reimbursing all legal fees incurred by Town. 


The ordinance amendments were adopted on November 20, 2019.   It will take effect on January 20, 2020, unless a petition signed by at least five percent of the voters of Town of Franklin is filed with the municipal clerk by January 4, 2020, asking for a vote to disapprove the ordinance. If a petition is received, the Franklin Selectboard will warn a special meeting and the voters may vote on that question. 24 V.S.A. § 1973

You may call Lisa Larivee, Town Clerk at 285-2101 with any questions concerning the above ordinance.  The full text is available for review at the Town Clerk’s Office, 5167 Main St, Franklin or on the Town of Franklin website.




Franklin Town Clerk
Office Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: - CLOSED
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lisa Larivee,
Town Clerk & Treasurer


Sara Rainville,

Assistant Town Clerk & Treasurer

5167 Main Street

PO Box 82, Franklin, VT 05457

Telephone: 802-285-2101
Fax: 802-285-2181
E-mail: townoff@franklinvt.net




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