Dog Licenses & Kennel Permits

Dog License Renewal 20222023 Plymouth Dog Licenses

2023 dog licenses are now available from the Town Clerk's Office. Current dog licenses expire on December 31. 

To procure an annual dog license, you may order the license by mail, pay online, or pay in person at the Town Clerk's Office. For the registration process, please keep in mind that dogs who are not previously licensed with Plymouth will need to use the mail option to obtain a license. In addition, all dogs that are older than six months will require a license from the Town of Plymouth.


Dog license fees are:

  • Spayed/Neutered Dogs: $15
  • Intact Dog/Non-Neutered Dogs: $25

Please note: If you have 4 or more dogs that special licensing requirements apply, please continue to read.

Pay Online

Dog owners can renew their dog licenses by E-pay on the City Hall Systems website. When visiting the site, please click 'Search for Bills', select Clerk fees, and add dog licenses, shipping, and handling fees to your cart. You will have the opportunity to upload a new rabies certificate and update your information.

To receive future notices, please email the Town Clerk with the following: your name, address, and name of the dog(s).

Please note: At certain times of the year, return service may not be immediate as all licenses are valid for a calendar year and expire on December 31.

Read more about the Plymouth Long Beach Information For Dog Owners 2021 (PDF).

Mail Orders

To obtain a new dog license, please provide the following by mail:

  • Submit a completed request form of the 2023 Plymouth Dog Registration Form (PDF) (including all dogs in the household).
  • Proof of spay/neuter
  • A copy of a valid current Rabies Certificate(s)
  • Any name or address corrections
  • A check for payment. Please make checks payable to the Town of Plymouth.
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope with $0.70 cents postage. 

The information required can be mailed to the Town Clerk's address:

Town Clerk
26 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Please note: The Clerk's Office will return the rabies certificate and provide a dog tag and a license.

In Person

Dog owners can renew their dog licenses at the Town Clerk's Office, at Plymouth Town Hall, 26 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.

Please inform this office if you no longer own a dog so we may keep our records up to date. Lastly, kennel licenses are required for owners of four or more dogs.

If you have any questions, please call 508-747-1620 or email the Town Clerk.

Kennel Permit

Kennel Definition

One collection of dogs on a single premise, whether maintained for breeding, boarding, sale training, hunting, or other purposes, including more than three dogs, three months old or older.

Application and Issuance of License & Fees

A kennel license shall be issued by the Town Clerk upon written application by an owner or keeper of dogs and after inspection and determination by an Animal Control Officer. An application fee of one hundred and fifty dollars, ($150), shall be required for the initial application; this fee includes the tags for each animal.

Annual Renewal Fees

  • 4 to 5 dogs $50
  • 6 to 9 dogs $75
  • 10 to 24 dogs $150

The Kennel Application (PDF) must be completed and submitted to the Town Clerk's Office with an application fee of $150.