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.
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.