Dog Licenses

In accordance with the provisions of Section 137 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, all dogs housed within the Town of Washington must be registered.

In order to license your dog(s) we will need:

  • A completed Dog License Application for each dog you are registering.
  • A copy of a valid rabies certificate & certificate of spaying/neutering ATTACHED to the Dog License Application form.
  • A fee of $10 per dog if your dog has not been spayed or neutered
  • A fee of $4 per dog for a spayed or neutered dog
  • Checks should be payable to the Town of Washington
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope (if you are requesting a license and tag by mail)

Please see the Town Clerk on Monday evenings between 7:00 and 9:00 PM to register your dog(s) or mail the above materials to:

Town Clerk
Town of Washington
8 Summit Hill Rd
Washington, MA  01223

Dog licenses are valid for one year (April 1 to March 31).

  • Licenses must be renewed by May 31 to avoid a late fee.
  • A late fee of $25.00 per dog will be charged for renewals after May 31st.

If you no longer own a dog that you had licensed in the prior year, please notify the Town Clerk’s Office so that we can update our records.