Please be Advised. Beginning Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the City Clerk’s Office will be open by Appointment Only for In-person services. Please call 617-796-1200 to make an appointment.
On-line services including Vital Records requests, Business Certificates, Dog Licenses, Public Records Requests, Mail-in Ballot Applications, and Voter registration may all be done through the City Clerk’s webpage.
This change is being put in place to allow the Clerk’s Office time to prepare for the November 3, 2020 State/Presidential Election.
2020 Dog License & Off-Leash Permits
How to Order a Dog License
Using your name as it appears on your application and your dog's Unique ID #, you can complete the payment process and the license/tag will be mailed to you. If you are registering a new dog, or your dog's rabies information has expired, you may upload a new rabies certificate. Credit Card payment will incur a small service charge, or you can pay by e-check for free.
Please click here to order ONLINE: Dog License & Off-Leash License Renewal
By Mail (allow at least 2 weeks for processing):
1. Dog License & Off-Leash Permit Application
2. Rabies Certificate
3. Check in exact amount made payable to the City of Newton
Newton City Hall-City Clerk's Office 1st Floor/Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.
For more information please contact Donna Whitham at the City Clerk's Office: (617)796-1200 or by e-mail email@example.com
Currently, there are 7 parks in the City of Newton where dogs may be off-leash. Owner must have possession of the off-leash permit.
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, Newton’s Health and Human Services Department [617.796.1420] have cancelled rabies clinics for this year. Future dates will be posted.
Animals must be leashed or caged and escorted by someone over the age of 14.
Newton cares about your pet. Please be prepared in case of an emergency. Keep a file handy with:
The Newton Massachusetts Animal Response Team [NMART] will operate shelters for pets in case of large scale emergencies or disasters.
For more information, please contact the Animal Control Office at 617-796-2109.