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

The 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 an additional $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.

Online Dog License Renewals

View the Guide to Registering

View the Guide to Renewing


Notice:  We have migrated to a new permitting system.  Please click the Online Renewals button
 Above and Click “Register for an account”. Please use the same email address you have used before
 To register. Questions?  Please email