Dog License

Dog License

All dogs, 6 months or older, residing in the Town of Deerfield must be licensed with the Town Clerk's office.

Licenses can be purchased:
           In Person @ the Town Clerk's office
           Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
           By Mail - 8 Conway Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
           Online through the Town's website

Proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination from Vet must be provided in order to purchase a dog license.

License fees per dog:
            Spayed or Neutered = $5.00 (or $5.50 by mail)
            Female or Male = $10.00 (or $10.50 by mail)

If the dog's owner is 70 years or older... the license fee will be waived! (Late fee will still apply if licensed after April 30th)

Dog Licenses expire April 30th of every year.
A late fee of $50.00 per dog begins May 1st.

CHANGES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: The Town of Deerfield has postponed the 2020 Late Fee until AUGUST 1st.

A Dog License Renewal reminder is mailed out every January.
It is attached to the bottom of your Census (Annual Street List).
PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT find the attachment on the 2020 Annual Town Census. There was a snafu with our printing company. Click here to print out the 2020 Dog License Application Form if you would like to purchase by mail. 
***When you return your Census to the Town Clerk's office, include the Dog License Renewal form, a copy of current rabies vaccination, and a check for the appropriate amount made out to the Town of Deerfield. We will then mail you a new Dog License along with any Vet paperwork that you included!***

Click here to access the Town of Deerfield's Animal Control Bylaws to further learn about rules and regulations.


Spay/Neuter Voucher Program
Massachusetts residents may qualify to spay/neuter their dog or cat for free through the Mass Animal Fund program. Low-income residents who receive government help may receive a voucher through their local Animal Control Officer. If you are interested in this program, contact Deerfield's Animal Control Officer, Calin Giurgiu, at 413-772-1404 x2104.