2018 Dog License(s)

Dog License

2018 Dog License(s) Information

The Town Clerk's office will begin selling the 2018 dog licenses starting Monday, December 18, 2017.

The license year is January 1st – December 31st. 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. Dog licenses can be obtained Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, during the hours of 8:15 AM - 6:00 PM and 8:15 AM - 6:30 PM on Tuesday. The fee schedule is as follows:


January 1st -  March 31st

Altered (Spayed/Neutered)


Not Altered (Not Spayed/Neutered)


April 1st - May 31st



June 1st - July 31st



August 1st - December 31st



A new license (first time) remains $10 for neutered/spayed and $13 for non-altered animals.  A current/valid rabies certificate and/or a neutered or spayed certificate (original copies) will be needed to license any dog. Please note a current rabies certificate must be on file with the Town in order to license your dog. Also, if applicable a spay/neuter certificate. (A bill of services rendered will not be accepted as proof of a rabies vaccination.)

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.

Per the Town of Wareham By-Laws, Division VIII, Article II, Section 6: Any person Seventy (70) years of age or older, shall be except from the annual fee for one dog, per household, per year. The owner of a kennel license, age Seventy (70) years of age or older, shall be excluded from this exemption. Proof of age will be needed in order to receive discount the first time discount is provided. Seniors are not exempt from late fees.