Dog Licenses

State Law


State Law requires that all dogs in the Commonwealth over 6 months of age be vaccinated against rabies and 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. Owners of more than three dogs are required to have an annual inspection of the area where dogs are kept prior to obtaining a kennel license.
Dalmatian Dog in running position

License Your Dog Annually By March 31st to Avoid Late Fees



ONLINE



Look Up Your Current Dog License Information and Renew Online Here

License a New Dog Here


Checklist for Licensing Your Dog Online
  • Digital file (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) of your dog's current rabies certificate from your veterinarian.
  • Credit card or checking account payment information. (banks charge an additional fee for processing online payments).


BY MAIL

Mail in a completed dog license application along with payment (as shown on application) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and rabies certificate.


IN PERSON
Bring in a completed dog license application along with payment (as shown on application), and rabies certificate. Our hours are M-Th 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri 8:30am-12:30pm.

As always, contact us by email (townclerk@concordma.gov) or phone (978-318-3080) with questions.

Dog licensing typically begins on January 1 and a $25 late fee applies after March 31st unless you are a new owner or the dog is new to Concord.