Dog Licenses

Dog License Application

Apply for a dog license online.

The Town Clerk's Office mails to all dog owners on record a renewal letter the first week in January each year. The deadline to license dogs is April 15. Dogs may be licensed online by clicking the link above. You may license a new dog online as long as you fax in the dog's rabies certificate. Note: No more than 3 dogs are allowed in Winchester. For each license, the following is needed:

  • Current rabies vaccination certificate showing the expiration date
  • $20 for each dog if it has not been spayed or neutered
  • $15 for each spayed or neutered dog
  • Certificate of spaying or neutering is required, if not already on file with the Town Clerk

Highlights of Leash & Animal Litter Laws

  • All dogs must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed at 6 months of age.
  • All dogs must be licensed every year. Dog owners are subject to fines of up to $50 if dogs are not licensed
  • A 24 hour leash law is enforced
  • Owners of dogs that produce nuisance barking, howling, and/or biting will be subject to citation and fine
  • No person shall keep more than 3 dogs over the age of 3 months
  • No kennel licenses are permitted (Code of Bylaws, Chapter 10)
  • All animal litter left on sidewalks, on public property, or on private property not owned by the dog owner, must be removed and disposed of in an appropriate manner.
  • Dog owners are subject to fines up to $75 for non-compliance with this bylaw (Code of Bylaws, Chapter 8)