Dog Tags

The Buker School students chose the annual tag shape in October via their dog tag shape election. Past shapes include
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Dog Registration

All dogs six months and older shall be inoculated against rabies and licensed with the Town, as required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140, §137.

Wenham Bylaw Chapter XXIII, B sections 2 & 3 explain that the annual license for dogs is valid from January through December. 

The costs to register a dog is:

  • $10.00 - neutered or spayed
  • $15.00 -  intact
A late fee of $25 will be assessed if the dog is not registered by February 1st.

Personal kennels:

  • Four dogs - $50
  • Five to 10 dogs - $100
  • More than 10 dogs - $150
No fee is imposed for domestic charitable corporation kennel licenses operated exclusively to protect animals from cruelty, neglect, or abuse, or for relief from suffering.

Dog registration information is mailed to all households with the annual census at the end of December/early January.

Dog registration can be completed online or via the Town Clerk’s office with this application.

If you have questions regarding dog registration, please call the Town Clerk's office at 978-468-5520 x1 or email.

Dog Registrations as of 8-2-2021


Town Hall Hours

Monday 9am-4:30pm

Tuesday 9am-7pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm

Friday 9am-1pm


Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

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