Dog License Information

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Highlights of Dog Bylaws

  • (MGL CH.140 SEC.137 AND TOWN BYLAWS CH. 6.04 DOGS): A dog six months old or older shall be licensed yearly.
  • The license is valid for one (1) year, January 1 to December 31, and must be renewed annually.
  • Certificate of current rabies vaccination required (unless currently on file)
  • Certificate of spaying or neutering required (unless currently on file)
  • Licensing fees are as follows:
Dog license renewals are due by March 15th, after which late fees will be assessed.
  January 1st - March 15th March 16th – July 1st July 2nd – December 31st
Spayed or Neutered $15 $20 $30
Not Spayed or Neutered $20 $25 $35
Dogs that are new to the Town may be licensed at any time throughout the year without incurring a late fee.
  • If your dog(s) should have been licensed in the prior year, an additional overdue fine of $30.00 per dog is owed ($35 if your dog is not spayed or neutered).
  • You may license your dogs(s) by mail or at the Town Clerk’s Office.
  • LEASH LAW: No owner or keeper of any dog shall permit such dog to be at large at any time.
  • There is a fine for impoundment of dogs picked up “at large”.
  • Copies of the Dog Bylaws are available on the Town’s Website or at the Town Clerk’s Office.