State law requires that all dogs over the age of six months in the Commonwealth be licensed annually. It also requires a higher license fee for dogs that are not spayed or neutered. In Ashfield, the fee is $5.00 for a spayed or neutered dog and $10.00 for an intact dog. In order to obtain the discounted rate, veterinarian’s verification that dogs have been neutered or spayed is required. Proof of current rabies is also required for all dogs. The deadline for obtaining a license is on the last business in April of each year. A penalty fee of $35.00 will be added if an application/renewal is submitted past the deadline.
Residents can obtain a license online, by mail, or in person.
Online: The Town Clerk’s Office accepts online payments from your checking account or credit card (Discover, American Express, MasterCard, or Visa). Click here to pay online.
By Mail: Complete the license application and information form below and mail with the following: self-addressed stamped envelope ($0.71), any updated documentation, and a check payable to the Town of Ashfield.
In Person: Dog licenses are sold at the Town Hall, 412 Main Street, Mon-Thur, 9 am to 4 pm. Be sure to confirm that we have current rabies information on file.