Dog Licensing

State Law requires that all dogs in the Commonwealth over six (6) months of age be licensed annually. The deadline to license dogs in the Town of Princeton is the last business day of April. Licenses are valid for one calendar year. Dogs less than 6 months of age may be licensed as well if the owner so chooses.

New residents have 30 days to license after the move in date. If your dog is currently licensed in another Massachusetts Town you may transfer that license (with proof) for a fee of $2.00. Please contact the Town Clerk for more information on transfer requirements.

Licensing requirements:

  • An up to date rabies vaccination certificate                                     
  • Spay/neuter certificate (if applicable)                                                                  
  • License Fee

How to LIcense:

License Fees (per dog)

  • Male/Female (intact) - $15.00
  • Spayed/Neutered - $10.00

A late fee of $25/dog will be assessed in addition to the license fee after the April deadline. Failure to license your dog will result in a $50.00 non-criminal citation from the Animal Control Officer.

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