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. We most likely have this information for dogs previously licensed in Ashfield. Usually, spaying/neutering information can be found on the rabies certificate. If in doubt, contact us to verify that we have up-to-date rabies and spaying/neutering verification on file.
The deadline for obtaining a license is March 31 of each year. A penalty fee of $35.00 will be added if an application/renewal is submitted past the deadline.
Ways to register your dog:
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. The license and tag will be mailed to you ($1 is added for shipping and handling)
BY MAIL OR DROPBOX: Complete the form above and mail (or deliver to the Town Hall drop box) with any updated Veterinarian’s documentation, and a check (payable to the Town of Ashfield) for the appropriate fee. Please add $1 for shipping and handling.
Mailing address: PO BOX 560, Ashfield, MA 01330, Attn: Dog Licensing
Drop Box Location: Black drop box by the flagpole outside Town Hall
In Person: Visit Town Hall during business hours.