Dog Licenses

Pursuant to M.G.L. c.140 §§ 136A-174E and Town Bylaw Article 49, Animal Control Regulations, all dogs over 6 months old residing in Wellesley must be licensed by the Town Clerk. Dog owners and keepers shall renew each dog license annually by April 1st. Any individual maintaining a kennel and/or seeking to obtain a kennel license in lieu of dog licenses should contact the Town's Animal Control Officer, Sue Webb, at or via phone at 781-235-8460.

Apply / Renew Online

In partnership with ViewPoint Cloud, the Town of Wellesley is now offering online dog license applications. For the 2019 license year, new applications and renewals can be submitted online via the steps below. Each licensed dog requires a separate application, which can be submitted under a single ViewPoint Cloud household account.
  1. Visit the Town Clerk's Online Dog License Application.
  2. Click the white button to Register Now as a new user. You will need a valid email address.
  3. Search for and Choose the Location where the dog resides.
  4. Enter the required information about your dog. 
  5. Search for your local veterinarian, or enter contact info if your veterinarian is not listed.
  6. Note the expiration date and provide a copy of your rabies vaccination certificate. Attachments can be of any file type (picture, PDF, etc.) and must be smaller than 100MB.  If documentation is unavailable, leave blank and continue. 
  7. Confirm your submission and pay the applicable fee (see schedule below). Payments can be made online with a credit card (with a small processing fee) or you can pay by cash or check made out to the Town of Wellesley and mailed to the Town Clerk's Office, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 with a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Apply / Renew by Mail

While we encourage applications to be submitted online, dog owners and keepers can still download a PDF version of the Mail-in Dog License Application Form. Please mail completed applications and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to...
Town Clerk
525 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

Fee Schedule

 Males and Females $20                    
 Neutered Males and Spayed Females $12
 Service Animals (as defined by ADA) No fee