Pet Licensing

Want your dog or cat to be shown on our page? Send us a photo (in .jpg format) of your pet sporting their new Pet License tag and their name to townclerk@belmont-ma.gov.

Licensing your pet is one of the most important steps you can take as a responsible pet owner. Having your pet licensed makes it easy for animal control officers, police officers, shelters, and veterinary employees to quickly locate a pet’s owner information and to confirm they have current rabies shots.

Please remember to pick up after your dog.

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Pet Licensing Fees

 
PER BELMONT BYLAW §60-200:
NEW PETS FROM JANUARY 1st TO DECEMBER 31st
Neutered / Spayed$12 per pet; $9 if owner is 60 years of age or older
Unaltered$37 per pet; $34 if owner is 60 years of age or older
The deadline to renew pets has passed on March 27, 2022.
See the pricing guide below for renewals received after March 27, 2022
 
RENEWALS RECEIVED AFTER MARCH 27th TO DECEMBER 31st
Neutered / Spayed$24 per pet; $18 if owner is 60 years of age or older
Unaltered$49 per pet; $43 if owner is 60 years of age or older

Licensing A New Pet

If your pet has never been licensed before in Belmont, please supply a Certificate of Rabies Vaccination and a Spay/Neuter Certificate from you pet's veterinarian as well as the Pet License Form and mail to the Town Clerk's office with payment.

Renewing a Pet License

Belmont residents may renew their pet license for dogs and cats online here. An up to date rabies vaccination must be on file in the Town Clerk's office in order to renew online.

If you see the image below when trying to renew, you must submit an up-to-date rabies vaccination to the Town Clerk's office.

Blocked Renewal

Rabies Vaccinations

To send updated Rabies Certificates to the Town Clerk's office, you can email a scanned copy to townclerk@belmont-ma.gov or have the veterinarian's office fax the form to (617) 993-2601.

Rabies Clinic

Any inquiries regarding the Rabies Clinic can be directed to the Health Department at (617) 993-2720 or their you can consult their website here.

Unlicensed Pet Violations

Failure to license pets will result in a $50.00 non-criminal violation. Failure to vaccinate pets will result in a $100.00 non-criminal violation (per M.G.L. Ch. 140).