About licensing,
  • All dogs six months or older located within the Town of Westwood must be licensed.

  • Licenses must be renewed annually; failure to do so may result in a $25.00 late fee for each unlicensed dog, per §184-10, C. (1), of the Town of Westwood General Bylaws and MGL Ch. 140, §141.

  • Licenses are valid January 1 thru December 31 of each given year.

  • The deadline for purchasing licenses without penalty is March 31, or, if weekend or holiday, the next business day.

  • The license fee will be waived for those residents 70 years of age or older per Town bylaws §184-10.C.(2) (one dog per household, excluding Kennels) and for service dogs, provided necessary paperwork is given. For these exemptions you may apply by mail provided proof is included or apply in-person, at the Town Clerk's office.

  • Altered (spayed / neutered) dogs are eligible for a reduced rate on the license fee.

  • No license is issued for a dog not having a current rabies vaccination.

  • The Town Clerk must have a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate on file before issuing a license.

  • Purchased licenses are non-refundable.

  • Licenses are not transferable from one dog to another.

  • Tags must be worn by dogs at all times (MGL Ch. 140, §13).

  • If your dog becomes lost, please contact the Animal Control Officer at 781-320-1000

  • If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk at 781-326-3964 or townclerk@town.westwood.ma.us.

To renew a license,
  1. Click 'Renew License'.

  2. Provide your Account ID and Password or a past license number. If valid, a shopping cart is made having your renewing licenses.

  3. To purchase new licenses, return to this page and select the new items.

  4. When you have all the items you need, click 'Check Out' from within the shopping cart to complete the process.

To purchase a new license,
  1. Click the appropriate license item from those to the right to add it to your shopping cart.

  2. To purchase other items, return to this page and select them.

  3. When you have all the items you need, click 'Check Out' from within the shopping cart to complete the process.

Renew Dog License
2020 Dog License, Altered
- Base Fee: $10.00
- Online Fee: $2.00
- Total: $12.00
2020 Dog License, Non-altered
- Base Fee: $15.00
- Online Fee: $2.25
- Total: $17.25
The license used is based upon your prior year registration. You can select a different license from the dropdown box available in the shopping cart after you have logged in.
$1.00 is assessed per order for postage.
New License
- Base Fee: $10.00
- Online Fee: $2.00
- Total: $12.00
- Base Fee: $15.00
- Online Fee: $2.25
- Total: $17.25
$1.00 is assessed per order for postage.
Mail-in Application

Items purchased online are subject to a per item convenience fee, indicated as 'Online Fee'.

Purchases made online are payable using American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa credit cards.

Licenses are sent through the postal mail. A $1.00 fee is added to the order for postage. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing and delivery.

All registrations are subject to review. Knowingly providing false or misleading information can result in penalty, fine or prosecution under the law.

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