All dogs, 6 months or older, residing in the Town of Deerfield must be licensed with the Town Clerk's office every year.
Licenses can be purchased:
In Person @ the Town Clerk's office
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Drop Box - Located in the Town Hall foyer, accessible 24/7
By Mail - 8 Conway Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
Online through the Town's website
Proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination (and spay/neuter certificate, if applicable) from Vet must be provided in order to purchase a dog license.
License fees per dog:
Spayed or Neutered = $5.50
Female or Male = $10.50
If the dog's owner is 70 years or older... the license fee will be waived. Please submit a self-addressed stamped envelope and your request for a dog license and we will mail it to you!
(Late fee will 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.
A Dog License Renewal reminder is mailed out every January.
It is attached to the bottom of your Census (Annual Street List).
***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.