Green Dog Program Registration/Renewal Information

Registration Information

The off-leash Green Dog Program is open to all who register and pay the appropriate annual fee to participate. Green Dog Program fees cover the calendar year. Green dog tags will expire at the end of December each year and must be renewed for the following year. All dogs must be wearing a current green dog tag to take advantage of off-leash privileges. Guest permits may also be purchased at any time (see below). Registration forms can be found below.

Renew Your Dog License Online

You can renew your dog license online here. License renewals are processed through the Town Clerk's office.

For more information on the online renewal process, please refer to the dog license renewals guide.

Program Fees and Registration Forms

Green Dog Program Annual Fees

Type of PermitFee
Resident Fee per Dog$50
Non-Resident Fee per Dog$100
Brookline Commercial Dog Walker Fee$100
Non-Brookline Commercial Dog Walker Fee$200

All dogs must be registered for the program to participate, including dogs being taken off-leash by dog walkers.

Guest Permit Fees

Type of PermitFee Per Dog
2-Day Permit$5
1 Week Permit$10


Form & Payment Return Information:

                                                   

Green Dog Program
c/o Town Clerk's Office
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Forms may be returned by mail or in person.

The Town Clerk's Office is open: Monday - Wednesday 8a.m. - 5p.m., Thursday 8a.m. - 8p.m., and 
Friday 8a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Sign up forms are also available at the Town Clerk's Office, by calling us at 617-879-5650, or via email.

Brookline Residents Registration

RESIDENT REGISTRATION FORM (PDF) (For licensed dogs ONLY)

There are 2 ways for residents to register for the Green Dog Program:

  • Residents can sign up for the program when licensing their dog(s). This is the easiest and quickest way for residents to register their dog(s). Simply check off the Green Dog Program sign up on the dog license form and return with the appropriate fee to the Town Clerk's Office. The Town Clerk's Office sends dog license renewals to existing dog owners at the beginning of every year. If you are registering a new dog, or have just moved to Brookline, you can license your dog and sign up for the Green Dog Program at the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall, 333 Washington St., on the 1st floor. Note: State law requires that all dogs over 6 months are licensed every year. Residents will receive 1 combined dog license / green dog tag, which must be worn by your dog.
  • If you have already licensed your dog(s), you can still choose to participate in the program at a later time. Simply download the appropriate resident sign up form (PDF). Fill out the sign up form, including information on your dog(s), and return with appropriate fee to the address below. Residents who are signing up after licensing will receive 1 combined dog license / green dog tag, which will replace your existing dog license tag, and must be worn by your dog.

Non-Residents Registration

NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION  FORM (PDF)

Nonresidents are also welcome to register for the Green Dog Program. First, you must license your dog(s) in your hometown. Note: State law requires that all dogs over 6 months are licensed every year. Second, simply download the nonresident sign up form (PDF). Fill out the sign up form, including information on your dog(s), and return with appropriate fee, a copy of current dog license, and a copy of current rabies vaccination to the address below. Nonresidents will receive a green dog tag, which must be worn by your dog in addition to a current dog license tag.

Commercial Dog Walkers Registration

COMMERCIAL REGISTRATION  FORM (PDF)

Commercial dog walkers are also welcome to register for the Green Dog Program. Signing up for the Green Dog Program gives dog walker businesses the opportunity to take their clients' dogs off-leash. All dogs must be registered for the program to participate, including dogs being taken off-leash by commercial dog walkers. Dog owners are responsible for registering their dogs for the program. Commercial dog walkers are responsible for registering their business.

Dog walkers should simply download the dog walker sign up form (PDF). Fill out the sign up form for your business, and return with appropriate fee to the address below. Commercial dog walkers will receive 2 green dog permits for their business, which must be kept on hand whenever participating in the Green Dog Program.

Note that everyone, including dog walkers, is limited to 3 off-leash dogs per person at a time. The green dog permits you receive will allow 2 employees, if applicable, to take up to 3 dogs off-leash per person at a time. If a dog walker business has additional employees, more permits must be purchased. Permits may only be used by employees of the business the permit is issued to.

Guest Permits Registration

GUEST REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

Guest permits are also available for visitors. A 2-day permit costs $5, and a 1 week permit costs $10. All dogs must be licensed and have a current rabies vaccination to participate in the off-leash program. To request a guest permit, simply download the guest sign up form (PDF). Fill out the sign up form, and return with appropriate fee, a copy of current dog license, and a copy of current rabies vaccination to the address below. Guests will receive a guest permit, which must be kept on hand whenever participating in the Green Dog Program.

Financial Assistance

If you are in need of financial assistance, please complete the financial assistance application (PDF).

Return forms and payment to: 

Green Dog Program c/o Town Clerk’s Office

333 Washington Street 

Brookline, MA 02445

Please contact us with any questions at (617) 879-5650 or visit www.brooklinema.gov/GreenDog