Dog Licenses

About Dog Licenses


Licensing your dog is an important public safety requirement. All owners or keepers of a dog 6 months or older are required by state law to license it annually.

Obtaining a License


IThe dog licensing period in the Town of Brookline runs from January 1 through December 31. Owners who fail to license their dogs by March 31 are subject to a late fee of $20.00. A license will be issued only if the owner has evidence of a rabies vaccination which is valid as of the date of issuance. The annual fee for a dog license is $20. A late fee of $20 will be assessed to all dogs licensed after March 31.

Dog Application and Instructions


For your convenience you may download and complete the Dog License Application. Please mail 1)the application, 2)a current copy of the dog’s Rabies Certificate and 3)a check or money order for the appropriate amount to: Town Clerk, 333 Washington Street Brookline, MA 02445.