Dog Licenses

State Law

State Law requires that all dogs in the Commonwealth over 6 months of age be licensed annually. Dogs must be licensed by March 31 each year in order to avoid penalty. Dogs not licensed by March 31 each year may be subject to a fine of up to $50 in addition to licensing and late fees.
Dalmatian Dog in running position

Rabies Certificate & Related Items

If you have a current rabies certificate on file with the Town Clerk's Office, then a dog license may now be requested and paid for online from your checking account or with a credit card. You will receive your license and tag via mail. Contact the Town Clerk's Office via email or telephone 978-318-3080, if you do not know whether your rabies information is on file. This secure service is made possible through an agreement with Unibank. A nominal fee will apply to credit card transactions, while there is no charge to pay directly from your checking account. Go to the online payment screen. Our provided documents can be mailed in or placed in one of the drop boxes next to the Town House or at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center.

Dog licensing typically begins on January 1.