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Licensing & Registration
Massachusetts General Law requires that all dogs aged six months and older be licensed.  The 2019 licenses are currently available for purchase online, by mail, or in person at the City Clerk's office during regular business hours. Registration is due by April 30th.

Online registration:
Online dog registration through ViewPoint Cloud (current rabies certificate is required with application)

Registration by mail:
Dog License Application Form (current rabies certificate is required with application)

License Fees:

$15.00 for neutered/spayed dogs
$16.00 for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs
$2.50 S&H (postage for up to three dogs)
$10.00 late fee for renewals received after April 30th

A CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION FOR ALL NEW LICENSES AND RENEWALS. 

It is the responsibility of the dog owner to register his/her dog. Registration notices are included in the city census, are posted on the City of Gloucester homepage and published in the Cape Ann Beacon and Gloucester Daily Times. Expiration dates are also stamped on the Gloucester dog tag and placed on the receipt of the dog tag. Registration is required by law (MGL Ch. 140, Sec. 137 and GCO Ch. 4, Sec. 4-22).

Rules and Regulations Regarding Dogs


Dog Owners:  Please review Rules and Regulations related to dogs and public spaces including City beaches. 



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