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 2020 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.
  • *****Due to the COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS the deadline to license your pet without a late fee has been extended to August 15, 2020.  Please note that previously licensed dogs whose license is not renewed prior to August 15th will be subject to a late fee, in addition to the license fee.  The late fee is $20 per dog beginning August 16, 2020.

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! 

In order to process your request please follow these 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
    • Attatch 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.


IN PERSON LICENSING IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Our city offices are currently closed to the public. Please use one of the methods above to submit your request.

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.


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.