Animal Laws & Fines

Laws, Statues & Bylaws:
Animal Control Bylaws
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 140

*Laws Pertaining to Animals-Sections 136a-176

Massachusetts Animal Cruelty Statute
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272

*Laws Pertaining to Animals-Sections 77a-95


General By-Laws
Section 5.
1. Any owners or keepers of dogs six months or older shall license such dogs annually between January 1 and March 31 each year or shall be subject to a late fee of ten ($10.00) dollars for each month or part thereof said license is issued after March 31. Proof of rabies vaccination shall be provided prior to issuance of a license. The other requirements for licensing dogs shall be in accordance with M.G.L. c. 140, section 137.

*Please remember your license card comes with your yearly census, if you no longer own your dog(s) for any reason please fill out the card accordingly and send it back.*