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City of Fall River issuing new required dog licenses



Dog licenses for the 2020 licensing period of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 will be available at the Fall River City Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. beginning on Monday, March 9, 2020. Owners are required to obtain new licenses for all dogs four months or older.

Licenses may be paid on the city’s website by searching “Dog Licenses”. Dog owners cannot be issued a dog license unless they first produce a veterinarian’s certificate indicating that their dog has been vaccinated against rabies and that the vaccination has not

To avoid unnecessary inconvenience, when applying for a dog license, dog owners must make sure they bring a valid veterinarian’s certificate with current Fall River address.

License fees are $15.00 for male or female dogs and $10.00 for neutered males or spayed females. To obtain a neutered male or spayed female license, owners must present a veterinarian’s certificate stating that the dog has been neutered or spayed. A $5.00 mail processing fee for the total order is required for mailed and online requests.

Under Massachusetts General Laws, any dog owner 70 years of age or older is entitled to a free
license with proof of age.

Owners of unlicensed dogs shall be subject to all fines and penalties as set forth in Section 6-12 of the Ordinances of the City of Fall River.

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