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City Issues 2017 Dog Licenses
Monday, 30 January 2017 00:00


Dog licenses for the 2017 licensing period of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 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 13, 2017.


Owners are required to obtain new licenses for all dogs four months or older.


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 expired.


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.


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.


For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 508-324-2220 or visit our webpage.


Alison M. Bouchard

City Clerk