Dog Licenses M.G.L. Chapter 140, Sec. 137 and 137A
Per Massachusetts state law, all dogs six months of age and older must be licensed in the town in which they reside. For your convenience an application form is mailed in early January with the annual town Street List/Census form. Evidence of a current rabies vaccination must be provided to the Clerk’s Office prior to issuance of the license. Intact males and females $20.; Neutered males and spayed females $15; owners over 70 years of age are granted the first dog license at no charge. The annual license is good from April 1 – March 31. Beginning in June, late fees are assessed and again in August late fees increase. Click here for the application and more information.
To register online through City Hall Systems: https://epay.cityhallsystems.com/selection The dog license(s) and tag(s) will be mailed to you.
To request via mail: Complete the Application for Dog License Form (see “Forms” on website) and mail check (payable to “Town of Hamilton” and rabies certificate* (will be returned to you) and write ‘dog license’ in the memo section, and mail to: Town Clerk, Hamilton Town Hall, 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01936. *Proof of rabies certification MUST accompany request as by law, we are not allowed to issue licenses without proof.