Cost


Type of DogCostRequirements
Unspayed and/or unneutered dogs$17Proof of current rabies vaccination
Spayed and/or neutered dogs$6

Proof of current rabies vaccination AND Proof of spay/neuter


Duplicate dog licenses may be purchased for $2.00.

General Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age

  • You must provide proof of an updated rabies vaccination (if applicable)

  • Provide verification that your dog has been spayed or neutered

  • You must pay all of your outstanding violations


ONLINE

Residents may apply to license their dog online at any time.

What You Need:
  • Proof of current rabies vaccination AND/OR Proof of spay/neuter

    Note: We accept .pdf, .doc, .docx, .png, .jpg, and .jpeg file types.

Apply For a Dog License OnlineĀ »
Expected Delivery:

5-7 business days

IN PERSON

Where to Go:

Boston City Hall
Animal Control-Room 811
Boston, MA 02201

or

Animal Shelter
City of Boston
26 Mahler Road
Roslindale, MA 02131

or

Truck Icon (25)Visit the City Hall to Go Truck in Your Neighborhood
View Schedule

What You Need:
  • Proof of current rabies vaccination AND/OR Proof of spay/neuter

  • Check or money order for appropriate cost made out to ANIMAL CONTROL, CITY OF BOSTON.

Expected Delivery:

Tag will be issued on site.

BY MAIL

What You Need:
  • Completed Dog License Application

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination AND/OR Proof of spay/neuter

  • Check or money order for appropriate costĀ made out to ANIMAL CONTROL, CITY OF BOSTON.

  • Self addressed stamped #10 envelope.

Mail to:

Boston City Hall
Animal Control - Room 811
Boston, MA 02201

Expected Delivery:

Up to a month after the application is received.

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    It's that time of year again! The 2014 Schedule of area low-cost rabies vaccine clinics as well as dog licensing information is now available.

    2014 Clinic Flyer

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