Dog Licenses

Purchase Online
Rabies Certificate Required

Beginning April 1st - there is a $25 late fee to license your dog, you are also subject to a citation for non compliance with Mass General Law.
In January, there was a renewal notice with your annual census that went to over 12, 00o homes. It was also in the Winthrop Transcript, Town Manager's Newsletter, Facebook, Dog Information Distribution Email and WCAT. Thank you in advance for your understanding and the Town's interest in keeping our residents and our pets safe.


Winthrop residents may purchase new dog licenses or renew old ones via the City Hall Systems e-billing portal.  Click here to make your online payments. This is the easiest and quickest way to license a dog. Renewal forms will also be attached to the Annual Census and can be used to renew through the mail using the same envelope as the census. Coming into the office is strongly discouraged, expect long lines at the counter, online orders will be processed within one business day.

Application Attached - Please note:  the Town Clerk's Office does not have access to vaccinations done at the Town Clinic - MGL requires dog owners posess rabies vaccination information. Please do not assume it is on file, if you choose to license via the mail - enclose a Rabies Certificate.

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