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NOTICE: The Animal Control Office will be open to members of the public by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to obtain a dog license, answer other regulatory questions, or provide general assistance. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4376 or by email at animalcommission@cambridgema.gov. Appointments will be scheduled in 30-minute increments. If you miss your appointment, you will have to reschedule for another day.

Cambridge Dog Licenses Expire Mar. 31 2019

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State law requires that all dogs over 6 months have a current dog license. The dog license period in Cambridge, MA runs from April 1 of the current year until March 31 of the following year. 

Cambridge residents can apply for or renew their dog’s license online or download the paper application to renew via mail or in person, following instructions on the respective form.

In order to obtain a dog license, you will need:

  • A rabies vaccination certificate with an expiration date or copy of medical records with rabies expiration date;
  • Proof of spay or neuter (if not shown before), actual surgery certificate or if noted on Rabies/Medical History;
  • FEES: Spayed Female/Neutered Male ($10); Un-Spayed Female/Un-Neutered Male ($30)
  • If licensing by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope;
  • Please make check or money order payable to City of Cambridge, or payments can also be made in cash. Credit cards are not accepted in the office, but can be used for online renewals. 

The Cambridge Animal is located at 344 Broadway, and its hours of operation are: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:p.m.  

For more information, please contact Cambridge Animal Commission at 617-349-4076 or animalcommission@cambridgema.gov.


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