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Dog Licenses

Dog owners must license any dog 6 months or older. Licenses are available from the City Clerk’s Office and are valid for the calendar year.

To obtain a dog license – Provide the City Clerk’s Office the following information: owner’s name, owner’s address, telephone number, dog’s name, telephone number, breed, color, and age. For a Male or Female dogs the fee is $15.00. For a Neutered Male or a Spayed Female the fee is $10.00. Proof of spaying or neutering must be submitted with the initial license application. Verification of rabies vaccination must also be submitted each year, but, in most instances, the information has been sent directly to us from the veterinarian. Renewal applications can be requested and send to your address or you can download the Dog Licensees Application form below and send to the City Clerk’s Office with a self addressed and stamped envelope along with payment to the City of Medford.

To return a lost dog to its owner – Contact the Animal Control Officer at 781-393-2563 or Medford Police 781-396-9400 with the tag number and year.

To determine if a dog is properly licensed – Call or come into the City Clerk’s Office with the owner’s name and address.

Please click here to download the dog license form (PDF)