Dog Licenses / Animal Control

Loose Dogs

Call Animal Control Officer Jennifer Condon at 508-485-7817.

Dog Licenses

  • Licenses are required for all dogs older than 6 months.
  • A valid rabies certificate is required when applying for a dog license.
  • Dog licenses expire when the rabies certificate expires!
  • You choose the length of your dog license:
    • 3-year license - $30 - if there are 3 years remaining on a rabies certificate
    • 2-year license - $24 - if there are 2 years remaining on a rabies certificate
    • 1-year license - $12 - if there is 1 year remaining on a rabies certificate
  • Keep the same dog license tag for the dog's life - not a new tag every year!

Download a dog license application (PDF)

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Per the Southborough Town bylaws, failure to register a dog will result in these fines being assessed:

  • $25 fine if the dog registration is up to 30 days late
  • Additional $50 fine if the registration is more than 30 days late

Payment Options (include a copy of the dog's rabies certificate):

  • Pay by phone - call 508-485-0710, ext. 3006 (We must have a copy of your rabies certificate on file.)
  • Mail the completed license form, and a check payable to "Town of Southborough" to
    • Town Clerk
      17 Common Street
      Southborough, MA 01772
  • Scan the completed license form and the rabies certificate and email both to Dog Licenses, then call 508-485-0710, ext. 3006 and pay by credit card.
  • Come to the Town Clerk's office with the completed application and rabies certificate.

Please Note: If you no longer own a dog or if it has passed away, please notify the Town Clerk's Office. 508-485-0710, ext. 3006.

Animal Control

Loose dogs may be picked up by the Animal Control Officer and are subject to an initial fine of $15 plus boarding fees. Animal Control Officer Jennifer Condon can be reached at 508-485-7817.