Using this online service, you can apply for a dog license online. The City of Boston, as required by law, mandates the annual licensing of dogs, within the city. The licensing of dogs is critical in assisting Boston Animal Control in the prevention of rabies and other associated health problems. It also provides security for pet owners and enhances the general public health and safety of our citizens.

The City of Boston strictly enforces the licensing of dogs as a health assurance to the public and as a safety and identification measure for your pet. To this extent, dog owners may be subject to fines if their pet remains unlicensed.

Pet Licenses need to renewed yearly and are usually valid April 1st-March 31st of each year.