Dog Licensing

Massachusetts General Law 137 states, "the owner or keeper of a dog over the age of 6 months shall obtain a license for the dog." An annual dog license application form was included with the Census/Street List mailing.

Obtaining a dog license is easy, you may submit a request and payment by mail or by dropping it off in the Town Hall drop box located outside the building.

To purchase your dog license:

  1. Payment in the form of cash or check. Checks payable to Town of Boylston

           a. $10 spay/neutered or $15 intact

            b.  Kennel License (4 or more dogs) $50 and $15 for every dog thereafter.

     2. Rabies Certificate (if not already on file, most Vets send us a copy) certificates can be e-mailed to:

     3. Spay/Neuter Certificate (if not already on file) certificates can be e-mailed to:

     4. Please enclose a self-addressed envelope with stamp to mail the tags back to you.

 All dogs must be registered by 04/01/2021. Dogs licensed after that date will be assessed a late fee of $10. The late fee shall be in addition to the license fee indicated above.

In addition, any necessary documents can also be faxed to us at: (508)-869-6210. Feel free to contact the Town Clerk’s office at: (508)- 869-2234 to verify what information we have on file for your pet.


If you no longer have a dog that was previously licensed, please let us know so we can update our records.

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