All dogs, ages six months and older, must be licensed.
Dog licensing may be completed at the Dedham Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours or by mail. Please provide a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate showing the expiration date and proof of spaying/neutering (if applicable and not already on file). Also, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if using the mail-in registration option.
A. No person shall own or keep a dog in the Town of Dedham, which is not duly licensed as required by G.L. c.140.
B. The License Period shall run from May 1 through April 30 of each calendar year. All dogs six months of age or older must be licensed during the month of April for the following License Period. Any applicable license fee shall be paid in full prior to issuance of the license.
C. Any dog which attains the age of six months during the License Period or which is brought into the Town from another state or country during the License Period must be licensed for the remainder of the License Period within 30 days thereof.
D. Anyone who owned a dog, but does not now, shall notify the Town Clerk immediately. When license fees for dogs are due in April of each year and the dog is a spayed female or neutered male, the spaying or neutering certificate must be presented at the time of license application. All rabies shot papers must be shown before a new license can be issued.
Dog License Fees
**There is a Late Fee of $25 per household for dogs licensed after May 1st**
To license by mail, information will be include on the Town Census Form.
For any questions regarding dog licensing please contact the Town Clerks office at 781-751-9200