Dog Licenses

State Law

State Law requires that all dogs in the Commonwealth over 6 months of age be vaccinated against rabies and licensed annually. Dogs must be licensed by March 31 each year in order to avoid penalty. Dogs not licensed by March 31 each year may be subject to a fine of up to $50 in addition to licensing and late fees. Owners of more than three dogs are required to have an annual inspection of the area where dogs are kept prior to obtaining a kennel license.
Dalmatian Dog in running position


License Your Dog Annually By March 31st to Avoid Late Fees



ONLINE

We are using a new online database for dog licensing. Choose "Click here to renew" if you have licensed your dog in the past and "Apply for a dog license" if your four-legged friend is new to Concord.

Renewing your dog's license? 

Click here to renew

First time licensing in Concord?

Apply for a dog license

Checklist for Licensing Your Dog Online

  1. Digital file (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) of your dog's current rabies certificate from your veterinarian.
  2. Credit card or checking account payment information. (banks charge an additional fee for processing online payments).


BY MAIL

Mail in a completed 2023 Dog License Application along with payment (as shown on application) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and rabies certificate.


IN PERSON
Bring in a completed 2023 Dog License Application along with payment (as shown on application), and rabies certificate. Our hours are M-Th 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri 8:30am-12:30pm.


As always, contact us by email (townclerk@concordma.gov) or phone (978-318-3080) with questions.


Dogs licensing typically begins in December for the following calendar year. A $25 late fee applies after March 31st unless you are a new owner, or the dog is new to Concord.

RESOURCES

Concord Dog Bylaw

Mass General Laws about Dog Licensing

Registration & Licensing of Dogs: Chapter 140, Section 137

Kennel Licenses: Chapter 140, Section 137A