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Posted on: May 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Are You Late? Don't Wait! License Your Dog Today!

Is Your Dog Licensed?

Your dog's license expires on December 31st each year.  Fortunately, we have many ways for you to renew your license:

Dog Licenses are available either via mail, online, 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. 

Please remember: We cannot issue a license without a current rabies vaccination!

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. You can also email your completed application and rabies vaccination to

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.

License Fees For 2022*

  • May 1, $25 or $30 for unaltered
  • June1, $30 or $35 for unaltered     

Late fees are based on the date of receipt.  If we do not receive your application before the last day of the month, the following month's late fees will apply. Unpaid license fees, late fees, and citations are cumulative.   

Failure to license a dog will result in issuance of an additional $50 citation. 


*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.

Questions? Email or call 978-250-5205.

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