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$25 Fine Possible for Unregistered Dog Owners

Annual renewals are due April 1.

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The following is from the Town of Wellesley:

Renewals of 2013 dog licenses are due on or before April 1, 2014. New dogs must be registered by the age of 6 months. Failure to license your dog in a timely manner can result in a $25 fine.

In 2013 owners registered 3071 dogs in Wellesley. So far 1974 dogs have been registered in 2014, so there are many owners who still need to renew their registrations.  

Owners may license in person at the Town Clerk's Office or by mail by sending a self addressed stamped envelope including: name, address, name of dog, breed, color, birthdate. Rabies vaccination must be current as of the date of licensing. For renewals the Clerks’s office maintains the date of rabies expiration for each licensed dog, so a certificate is only required if there is a recent update. For new registrations a rabies certificate and proof of neutering is required. 

Registrations should be mailed  to the Town Clerk's Office, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482.

The annual fee for male and female dogs is $20, spayed/neutered dogs is $12.

Questions about dog licensing should be directed to the clerk's office 781-431-1019 ext 2252. Questions about fines or animal control regulations should be addressed to Animal Control officer Sue Webb at 781-235-8460. 

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