Massachusetts General Law
requires that all dogs aged six months and older be licensed. The 2020 licenses are currently available for purchase online, by mail, or in person at the City Clerk's office during regular business hours. Registration is due by April 30th.
Online dog registration through ViewPoint Cloud (current rabies certificate is required with application)
Registration by mail:
Dog License Application Form (current rabies certificate is required with application)
$15.00 for neutered/spayed dogs
$16.00 for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs
$2.50 S&H (postage for up to three dogs)
$10.00 late fee for renewals received after April 30th
Note: A dog owner shall pay a penalty of $10.00 for any dog whose license
fee has not been paid by the current licensing renewal year. Any dog not
licensed for the previous year will need to pay for a previous year's licenses
as well as the late fee of $10.00.
A CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION FOR ALL NEW LICENSES AND RENEWALS.
It is the responsibility of the dog owner to register his/her dog. Registration notices are included in the city census, are posted on the City of Gloucester homepage and published in the Cape Ann Beacon and Gloucester Daily Times. Expiration dates are also stamped on the Gloucester dog tag and placed on the receipt of the dog tag. Registration is required by law (MGL Ch. 140, Sec. 137 and GCO Ch. 4, Sec. 4-22).