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All dogs six  months and older must be licensed annually starting on April 1st each year.
Low Cost Rabies Clinics: Visit us Saturday May 4th from 9:00am-Noon AND Wednesday September 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the #4 Fire Station 195 Crafts Street. Vaccinations are $20.
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 your dog's rabies information has expired, you may upload a new rabies certificate. Credit Card payment will incur a service charge, or you can pay by e-check for free. Please click here to register your dog online. (Allow 10 days, from the day we receive the request)
By Mail (Allow 10 to 14 days, from the day we receive the request):
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, during regular business hours.
For more information please contact Donna Whitham at the City Clerk's Office: (617)796-1200 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There are currently 7 parks in the City of Newton where dogs may be off-leash as long as they have an off-leash permit.
* = Fully Fenced In
Newton’s Health and Human Services Department holds 2 low cost Rabies
Vaccination Clinics at the #4 Fire Station 195 Crafts Street Newtonville.
Dogs and cats must be caged or leashed and escorted by someone over the age of 14. The cost is $20.00 per vaccination.
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 City Clerk’s Office at 617-796-1200.