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Posted on: April 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 2021 dog license registration/renewal is due by April 30, 2021

City of Gloucester 2021 DOG LICENSES are now available for purchase online at Applications are also being accepted via mail, and via the drop box located at the Warren Street entrance to City Hall. The City Clerk’s Office is not processing in-person dog license applications at this time.


A CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE (NOT AN INVOICE) MUST BE PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. The cost is $15.00 for neutered/spayed dogs and $16.00 for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs. If applying by mail, include $2.50 for postage & handling (postage fee covers up to three dogs). The deadline to register is April 30, 2021. Renewals received after April 30, 2021 will be charged a $10.00 late fee per dog.  Annual registration is required by law; all dog owners who did not renew their dog license for the previous year (2020) will be required to pay the previous year’s license fee, in addition to the late fee, before being able to purchase a 2021 license (MGL Ch. 140, Sec. 137 & GCO Ch. 4, Sec. 4-22)NOTE: If you are no longer the owner of a dog, please notify Animal Control so that you will not be assessed a penalty for not licensing your dog. For more information visit

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