Deadline For Cat And Dog License Registration Is March 15; It’s Easy To Do Online

Photo: Get your dog or cat license renewed.

It’s time to do the annual renewal of your dog and cat pet license to comply with the Massachusetts General Laws and Belmont General Bylaws.

And it’s so easy to do! If your pet has an up-to-date rabies vaccination currently on file with the Town Clerk, renewal of the pet license can be accomplished online in fewer than two minutes. The online convenience fee for a $12 pet license is approximately $1.22. At the homepage for the Town,, select “Online Payments”, then “License my Pet online”.

First time licenses for new pets must be by paper application with the veterinarian certificate of rabies vaccination. Send the vaccination certificate to or via fax to 617-993-2601. The Clerk’s office will update the record and you’ll be able to license online immediately thereafter.

Pet license applications (both online renewals and fillable pdf) are available on the Town Clerk’s webpage at A paper pet license application will also be included with every census mailing to Belmont households in January.

Fees applicable to March 15

  • Spayed or neutered cats and dogs: $12 or $9 if the owner is 60 years or older.
  • Unaltered cats and dogs: $37 or $34 if the owner is 60 years or older.

Make sure you license your pet dog or cat by the March 15 deadline to avoid the significant automatic increase in fees and $50 enforcement violations.

Join Boris: Pet Licenses Now Being Issued by Belmont’s Town Clerk

Photo: Sorry, but cat license number 1 has been taken (by Hammond Road’s Boris, the Amazing Russian Circus Cat (Retired) yes, that’s his official name). But that shouldn’t stop you from getting your pet licensed. In fact, it’s a law.

Don’t let your pets become scofflaws!

Belmont’s Town Clerk’s Office has begun issuing annual dog and cat licenses to their owners.

Now is the time to get Fluffy and Fido their tags as the cost for renewing licenses for neutered or spayed pets will double after March 15.

It is simpler then ever to renew pet license for dogs and cats: it can be done online here or by printing the Pet License Form and mailing or bringing in the form and payment to the Clerk’s office at:

Town Clerk’s Office

Town Hall 

455 Concord Ave.

Belmont. MA 02478

New Pets

If your pet has never been licensed before in Belmont, you must supply a Certificate of Rabies Vaccination and a Spay/Neuter certificate from your pet’s veterinarian as well as the Pet License Form and mail to the Town Clerk’s office with payment or come to the Town Clerk’s office and license your pet in person.

2015 Fees

Jan 1 to March 15: Renewals and new pets

  • Neutered/Spayed: $12 per pet; $9 if owner is 60 years of age or older
  • Unaltered: $37 per pet; $34 if owner is 60 years of age or older
March 16 to Dec. 31: Renewals
(New pets use above pricing regardless of date)
  • Neutered/Spayed: $24 per pet; $18 if owner is 60 years of age or older
  • Unaltered: $49 per pet; $43 if owner is 60 years of age or older

Failure to license pets will result in a $50 non-criminal violation. Failure to vaccinate pets will result in a $100 non-criminal violation per Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 140.