Dog License


The Town of Rockland has launched a new Dog Licensing program.

New applications and renewals of existing dog licenses will be done online through this program. 

 

To register a new dog, please click here to submit a new application. 

 

If you are renewing your dog license(s) from the previous year, please click here to look up your record(s). 

Dogs licenses are required to be obtained under M.G.L.c.140 by an owner or keeper of a dog.   Dog licenses will become available in January at the Rockland Town Clerk’s Office. The registration period is January 1st through March 31st.

Items to Bring With You

In order to license your dog(s), you will need to provide the following:

1. A copy of a valid rabies certificate and certificate of spaying/neutering.
2. A fee of $10 per dog if your dog has not been spayed or neutered.
3. A fee of $7 per dog for a spayed or neutered dog.

A reminder to license your dog has been included on the back of the 2022 Annual Town Census form. In addition to licensing dogs online, residents may also complete the form and submit payment through the mail or in person c/o Town Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday.

All dogs must be registered by March 31st. Dog licenses not renewed by May 1st are subject to a $25 late fee.  The late fees shall be in addition to the license fee referenced above.  All unlicensed dog information, after May 1st, will be forwarded to the Animal Control Officer.

Please Note:  If your dog has moved or is deceased, could you please alert the Town Clerk's office by calling 781-871-1874 x1002 or email clerkdept@rockland-ma.gov with your name and address.

Rockland Residents may only license 4 dogs per household.  A Kennel License is required for more than 4 dogs.  Kennel License can be obtained thru the Zoning Board of Appeals.