Dog License / Registration

Massachusetts General Law (Chapter 140, Sec. 137 and 137A) and Town By-Law (Animal Control E22 through E25) require any dog six months of age and older to be licensed. All dogs must be licensed by March 1st of every year.These dog licenses are valid for a calendar year, January 1 through December 31. Failure to license your dog will result in a fine along with the fee to license the dog.

2020 Dog Licensing Fees:
  • Unaltered Dog(s): $22.00
  • Spayed or Neutered Dog(s): $17.00
  • Late Fee: $25.00

**Please note that Dog Licensing Fees have increased for 2020. To obtain a Dog License for the remainder of 2019, please be sure to use the appropriate form below.**

You may license your dog via mail by providing the information requested on the dog license application.
Mail it to:
Town Clerk
472 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720

The application should be accompanied with an up to date rabies certification from the veterinary office, a check or money order made payable to “Town of Acton” and a self-addressed envelope with postage paid.

Register Your Dog

Dog Registration Form - Use to license your dog for the remainder of 2019.

Dog Registration Form - Use for the 2020 calendar year.
Dog Registration Online