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, www.belmont-ma.gov, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.belmont-ma.gov/town-clerk. 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.