Dog Licensing Late Fee Amnesty for Two Weeks

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Dog Licensing Late Fee Amnesty for Two Weeks

As part of the ongoing effort to get all dog licensing in Town current from 2020 to present, the Town Clerk’s office is offering a two week dog licensing late fee amnesty from January 15, 2024 until January 31, 2024. This one time program is designed to motivate everyone who neglected to register their dog(s) anytime between 7/1/19 and the present to correct the omission without paying the regular $20 per dog late fee(s) for each year during that time. All forms are available on the Town website: ( > Town Clerk > Forms & Documents), or you may stop in and request them Monday, 1/15/24 between 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, or Wednesday, 1/17/24 between 6:30 pm-7:30 pm.

Please check your dog’s Huntington dog tags (MGL Chapter 140, Section 137 requires all dogs to be licensed in the municipality-the Rabies tags received from your veterinarian do not meet the requirements). If you don’t have 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 tags, you need to get your dog(s) up to date.  If you can’t find your tags and need to know whether your dog is registered up to date, please email townclerk [at] to inquire.

Please provide your latest Rabies certificate and we can return it on request with your tag(s) if you provide a self-addressed stamped envelope with 2 stamps. Veterinarians are supposed to send a copy of all rabies certificates to us, but that sometimes does not happen. Any license forms received after January 31, 2024 (no exceptions) will again be subject to the regular $20 per dog late fees, so please drop off your forms and checks (in an envelope) at Town Hall prior to that date, either by dropping them through the mail slot in the Town Clerk’s door, or in the big black drop box at the back of the building. We will get your forms processed, and mail your tags back to you, as soon as possible. (Please be aware that MGL late licensing fees range $50-$100 per dog, with the requirement for the Dog Officer to be notified about unlicensed dogs.)
Thank you!
Linda and Bonnie

Dog License Application 2023 

Kennel License Application 2023