Dog Licenses

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Public Safety

Licensing your dog is an important public safety requirement. A dog license is required for each dog you own or keep that is six months or older. In the Town of Falmouth a dog license is issued in relation to the expiration of the dog's rabies vaccination. A rabies certificate, which includes current rabies tag number and expiration date, is required.

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA

You can get your dog's license at the Clerk's Office at Town Hall. The information that is required is the owners name address and phone number and the dog's name, breed, color and age as well as the sex and whether the dog is neutered or spayed.

Dog License Reasoning

The main reason for getting your dog a license is that if the dog is injured or lost you can be contacted quickly. Both the Dog Officer and the police have current dog lists, which help them contact owners in the event of a problem. The license also shows that the dog has had it rabies shot. This is for the benefit of the dog officer when he is handling a lost or injured dog.

Dog Licenses Fee Per Year

Dog Type
Fee ($)
Kennel License - 4 to 10 Dogs
Kennel License - 10 Dogs or Less 25
Kennel License - More Than 10 Dogs   
Neutered Male Dog License 8.00
Non-Neutered Male Dog License 15
Non-Spayed Female Dog License 15
Puppy (Under 6 Months) 5.00
Spayed Female Dog License 8