Dog Licenses

doglicense.jpgDog Licenses are available either via mail or in the Office of the Town Clerk, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday. Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. 

Licensing Your Dog Online

Gather the following items before selecting the link(s) below:

  • Digital file (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) of your dog's current rabies certificate from your veterinarian;
  • Your Veterinarian's phone number;
  • Credit card or checking account payment information.*
Use the link below if you currently have a dog licensed in Chelmsford.
Look Up Your Current Dog License Information and Renew Online Here

If you have a new dog that has never been licensed in town, please come into the Town Clerk's Office to license for the first time.

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Dog Licenses Fees* 

  • December 1 through February 28, $15 or $20 for unaltered
  • March 1, $20 or $25 for unaltered
  • April 1, $25 or $30 for unaltered
  • May 1, $30 or $35 for unaltered
  • June 1, $35 or $40 for unaltered

*Additional Online Transaction Fees Will Apply

ACH (ELECTRONIC TRANSFER): Pay from your Checking or Savings Account. Each bill paid is considered a separate transaction. There is an additional fee for each transaction.*

CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS: We accept MasterCard®, Discover®, American Express® and VISA®*. If you are using a Debit Card, it will be treated as a credit card payment and will have the same charges associated with credit card payments. *VISA is available for Tax Payments only. The convenience fee for using a credit card is 2.95% of the payment, with a minimum fee of $1.00.

*Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Licensing Your Dog By Mail

Download Dog License Application by Mail

General Dog License Information

Dog Licenses are good for a calendar year January 1 through December 31. They are available beginning December 1 of the year prior. Please make sure that the rabies information on file is up-to-date before submitting (check rabies section on last year's paper license) or send in a copy of the rabies certificate and everything will be returned, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Please allow at least two weeks for processing through the mail.

The fee will be $20 per unaltered dog and $15 per spayed or neutered dog until the end of February. Beginning March 1, the fee will be increased $5 per month until June 30 when the fee is frozen at $35 or $40 per unaltered dog. Failure to license a dog will result in issuance of an additional $50 citation. Unpaid license fees, late fees, and citations are cumulative.

New Animals

If the dog is new to Chelmsford and not previously licensed, the fee is $20 per unaltered dog and $15 per spayed or neutered dog, in which case kindly send a check for the appropriate amount per dog made out to the Town of Chelmsford, a copy of the rabies certificate, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Call 978-250-5205 if you have any questions.