How do I get a dog license?
The fee to license a dog is $10.00. The license period is January 1, - December 31. A current rabies vaccination certificate showing the date of expiration of the vaccination is required. If a dog owner finds it difficult to come to Town Hall in person, mail in licensing will be available only to those who enclose self-addressed stamped envelopes and a copy of current rabies vaccination.
Anyone with questions regarding dog licenses may call the Town Clerk’s Office at 781-982-2112.
On June 1, 2009 the Abington Town Clerk’s office began charging late fees on dog licenses, per Chapter 11, section 6 of the Abington Town Bylaws. Owners will be charged a $10.00 late fee for any dog that has not been licensed the previous year. Owners of dogs that have not been licensed for more than one year will be assessed a late fee of $25.00.
Exceptions to the late fee will be residents who moved into Abington within the last three months and new puppies who are less than six months old.