Under Massachusetts State Law all dogs must be licensed when they reach 6 months of age and every year thereafter. Licensing renewals are done from May 15th thru June 30th of each year. Bills are mailed in mid-May to all dog owners on record. The bill provides the rabies expiration date and the gender we have on record for each dog. If the rabies vaccination date has expired we require proof from the vet that a new rabies shot has been obtained and the expiration date of that shot. Also, if your dog has been spayed or neutered you must
provide proof from your vet.
The cost to license is $15.00 for a male or female and $10.00 for a spayed or neutered dog.
Fines: Licensing late can be expensive.
Late Fee is $15
Demand Fee is $25
Ticket is $50
Don't pay $100 for a $10 license!!
Licenses may be paid for in person at the Town Clerk's Office, on-line using the Town's website, provided that rabies vaccinations are up to date; or by mailing a check to the Town Clerk, 157 Main St., Spencer, MA.
"Any person who owns or keeps more than three dogs, three months old or over, on a single premise,
irrespective of the purpose for which they are maintained, without a valid kennel license issued by the Town Clerk, shall be subject to a $100 fine.”