Dog Licenses

REQUIREMENTS (M.G.L. Ch. 140, s 137, 139)

  • All dogs six months old or over are required to be licensed by April 1.
  • A valid current rabies certificate must be provided to receive a license. If applicable, proof of spaying or neutering must also be provided in writing from a veterinarian.

FEES FOR THE 2021 LICENSE YEAR

  • Neutered or Spayed Dog - $10
  • Unneutered or Unspayed Dog - $20
  • Fee will be waived for dog owners aged 70 and over; owner must provide proof of age.

LICENSE OR RENEW BY MAIL

By Mail Instructions:

Please include in your envelope:

  • Appropriate license fee:
    • Neutered or Spayed Dog - $10
    • Unneutered or Unspayed Dog - $20
    • Fee will be waived for dog owners aged 70 and over; owner must provide proof of age.
  • Valid current rabies, and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable)
  • If this license is not a renewal, please send in addition to the above: the owner’s name, address, and telephone number; the dog’s name, age, breed, color(s), gender.

Mail to:

City Clerk’s Office
210 Main St.
Room 4
Northampton, MA 01060-3148


LICENSE OR RENEW ONLINE

Be sure you have all appropriate information about your pet before you pay! 

Online instructions:

Bank service fees apply for using this method.


  • Pay for your license by clicking here: UNIPAY GOLD Online Payment System.
  • Email us here: cclerk@northamptonma.gov 
    • Put your UNIPAY CONFIRMATION NUMBER in the Subject Line
    • Attach a scan of a Valid current rabies, and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable)
    • If this license is not a renewal, please send in addition to the above: the owner’s name, address, and telephone number; the dog’s name, age, breed, color(s), gender.


LICENSE OR RENEW IN PERSON

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In Person instructions:

Please bring in person:

  • Appropriate license fee:
    • Neutered or Spayed Dog - $10
    • Unneutered or Unspayed Dog - $20
    • Fee will be waived for dog owners aged 70 and over; owner must provide proof of age.
  • Valid current rabies, and proof of spay/neuter (if applicable)
  • If this license is not a renewal, please be sure to have know the following information: the owner’s name, address, and telephone number; the dog’s name, age, breed, color(s), gender.


CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP

If you no longer own your dog, or have any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (413) 587-1224 or by email at cclerk@northamptonma.gov. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.