Dog Licenses


Sec. 3-27. - Licensing of dogs and kennels


You may license your dog through the mail or in person at the City Clerk's office. The following FOUR items MUST be included in the license application.

1. The Dog License application

2. Copy of rabies certificate showing neutering/spaying – this will be returned to you.

3. A check - payable to the City of Newburyport. This check must be separate from a check for any other municipal license or tax. 

4. A stamped, self-addressed envelope for mailing the dog tag to you.

You may also obtain a dog license in person at the City Clerk's Office, beginning the last week in March of each year. To avoid late fees, please register by June 1st of each year.

Late fees are applied as follows:
After June 1st - $10 fine     
After July 1st - $20 fine   
After Aug. 1st - $30 fine