Dog Licenses

The City Clerk issues licenses to individuals who own or keep a dog in the City of Worcester. 

How to Obtain a Dog License

  • Licenses are issued each year, expiring on March 31. The renewal period for said licenses begins April 1 and goes until May 31. Licenses renewed after the renewal period may be subject to a late fee.
  • To obtain a yearly dog license, an owner must provide a valid anti-rabies vaccination certificate and the appropriate fees.
  • Any person who fails to obtain an annual dog license on or before May 31 shall be charged a late fee of $15 in addition to the license fee.

In Person or By Mail

Fill out a Dog License Request Form and submit to the City Clerk's Office or via mail.


  • $30
  • or $25 with veterinarian's certificate of spaying or neutering.

Payment Options:

  • In person - Cash, personal check or money order
  • By US Mail - Personal check or money order only
    • Make money order or check payable to "City of Worcester"

Dog License Request Form

Order Online (Renewals Only)

Order a dog license renewal online through Worcester's online payment partner.


  • $30
  • or $25 with veterinarian's certificate of spaying or neutering.

Payment Options: Credit card, debit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT).

Order Online

Search Active Licenses

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