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Posted on: May 23, 2022


Lost Dog

On June 1st, licensing fees will increase to $30 for altered dogs and $35 for unaltered dogs.  Dogs with an expired license as of  June 15th will also receive a $50 animal violation citation.  

Late fees are based on the date of receiptPlease account for postal delivery delays.  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.  

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

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

Questions? Email or call 978-250-5205.

Is Your Dog Licensed?

*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.

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