Obtaining a Dog License

**ATTENTION DOG OWNERS**  

                 **DOG LICENSING PERIOD BEGINS JANUARY 1, 2019**

Black and brown dog Golden Doodle dog       

 Registration  Period is 1/1/2019 - 3/31/2019

Dog licenses will become available beginning Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Middleborough Town Clerk's Office.  

The  annual dog licensing registration period is by CALENDAR year (January 1st – December 31st).  The Town of Middleborough allows a three  month “grace” period to renew dog licenses (January 1st – March 31st).  Dogs  licensed 4/1/2019 to 4/30/2019 will be assessed a late fee of $10.00. Dog  licenses not renewed by May 1st are subject to a $50.00 fine. 

  • Dogs  that are new to the Town may still be licensed at any time without incurring a  late fee.
  • Dog licenses not renewed by May  1st are subject to a $50.00 fine pursuant to Article 28 adopted at our April 23, 2018 Annual Town Meeting.*

Documentation  required to license dog:

  • Certificate of current rabies  vaccination  
  • Certificate of  spaying/neutering
  • Dog license payment made  payable to “Town of Middleborough” including self-addressed stamped envelope.

A reminder to license your dog has been included on the 2019  Annual Town Census form.  Residents may  complete the form and submit payment through the mail, stop by the Town Clerk’s  Office (Mon- Fri from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm) or purchase the dog  license(s) on-line provided the dog has been licensed in the Town of  Middleborough before at Town Clerk Online Payment Center.  

*Please  notify our office of any moved or deceased dogs including names.*

Fee Schedule for New & Renewal Dog License

Dog Gender
Fees
Male  - Unaltered
$15
Female - Unaltered
$15
Neutered Male
$10
Neutered Female
$10
Late Fee April 1st - April 30th
$10
Late Fee after May 1st $50

Licensing a Dog

Documentation required to license dog are:

  • Certificate of Current Rabies Vaccination
  • Certificate of Spaying / Neutering
  • Dog License Payment Made Payable to "Town of Middleborough" Including Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope

Amount of Dogs

Only 3 dogs may be licensed per household. A kennel license is required for more than 3 dogs.

Kennel License Fees

Kennel license fees are as follows:

  • Commercial Kennel: 10 or more dogs, 3 months old or older, are housed, groomed, bred, boarded, trained or sold. Applications available in Town Clerk's Office, $900 fee to apply through Zoning Board of Appeals for approval, inspections conducted by Animal Control, $150 kennel fee is paid annually within the Town Clerk's Office.
  • Hobby Kennel: 6 to 10 dogs, 3 months old or older, are housed, groomed, bred, boarded, trained or sold. Applications available in Town Clerk's Office; $600 fee to apply through Zoning Board of Appeals for approval; inspections conducted by Animal Control, $60 kennel fee is paid annually within the Town Clerk's Office.
  • Household Kennel: 4 to 5 dogs, 3 months old or older, maintained as household pets on a lot, not maintained for breeding purposes. Applications available in the Health Department located on 2nd floor of the Annex Building; inspections conducted by Animal Control, $30 kennel fee is paid annually within the Town Clerk's Office.
  • Private Kennel: 4 to 5 dogs, 3 months old or older, maintained as household pets on a lot, maintained for breeding purposes. Applications available in Town Clerk's Office; $300 fee to apply through Zoning Board of Appeals for approval; inspections conducted by Animal Control, $30 kennel fee is paid annually within the Town Clerk's Office.