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Licensing Your Dog?

The City Clerk issues licenses to individuals who own or keep a dog in the City of Worcester. Licenses are issued yearly beginning April 1st. Any person who fails to obtain an annual dog license on or before May 31st shall be charged when applying for a license, in addition to the license fee, a late fee of $15.00.

How to License

To obtain a yearly license an owner must provide a valid anti-rabies vaccination certificate and a $30.00 fee for male or female dogs. A reduced yearly fee of $25.00 is charged to owners who provide the City Clerk with a veterinarian's certificate of spaying or neutering.

You may license your dog by any of the following methods:

  1. Visit the City Clerk's Office during office hours;
  2. Complete and mail with payment a Dog License Request Form (20KB);
  3. *ONLINE through Worcester's online payment partner - RENEWALS ONLY!

*We are only able to process online dog licenses if we have a current rabies certificate on file for your dog.

Search Active Licenses

For your convenience, our Dog License Record Search allows you to search our database for all active dog licenses on file.

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