Dog Licenses

doglicense.jpg 2016 Dog Licenses are available either via mail or in the Office of the Town Clerk, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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Dog Licenses Fees*


  • December 1 through February 29, $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
Download Dog License Application For Mail

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.

*Additional Online Transaction Fees Will Apply