Dog Licenses


  • 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 Licenses for the 2019 license year are as follows:

The fees for licensing dogs are:

  • 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.
  • Please note that previously licensed dogs whose license is not renewed prior to May 31st will be subject to a late fee, in addition to the license fee.  The late fee is $20 per dog beginning June 1.

Purchase By Mail, In Person, or Use the On-line Payment System

By Mail

A dog license may be purchased by mail.  Send the appropriate license fee, valid current rabies, and proof of spay / neuter if applicable)  certificate to:

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

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. Please also enclose proof of spaying or neutering.

In Person

Dog licenses may be picked up in the City Clerk’s office Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Payment options for in-office processing is cash, credit card or check.  Valid current rabies, and proof of spay or neutering, if appropriate, is required to purchase a license.

On-Line Payment Center

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