Dog License Information

License are now available for 2017!

The period for licensing a dog runs from January 1st to December 31st.

Neutered or spayed dogs cost $10.00 and non-altered dogs cost $13.00 for a license. According to the Town By-laws,  once the previous year license expires, dog owners must obtain a new license beginning January 1st (or the second day) of the new year.

Late Fees are in Affect as of:

  • April 1, 2017 ($10 + license fee)
  • June 1, 2017 ($20 + license fee)
  • August 1, 2017 it is a flat $50 for all license renewals that are late.    

A new license (first time) remains $10 for neutered/spayed and $13 for non-altered dogs.  We need an updated rabies certificate and/or a neutered or spayed certificate (original copies).

We will also accommodate any dog owner unable to appear at the Clerk's Office.  One would mail in all the original  documentation with the fee (check or money order) made payable to the Town of Wareham,  and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  We would register the animal and mail the tag and paperwork back to you.  However, we cannot mail the metal hook.  If one fails to enclose the envelope, it will be the responsibility of the owner to make arrangements to pick up the license.  Also, we cannot accept the bill for services rendered as proof of a rabies vacination. It must be the white/pink/yellow form that is given to the dog owner by the Vet with the expiration date.  Thank you.  

Any questions, please call (508) 291-3140.