Dog/Cat Licenses

Pets in basket

Obtaining a Dog/Cat License

All dogs and cats in the Town of Watertown require a license which is valid from January 1st through December 31st of each year. Please find an application (PDF) in the Document section.

The Clerks Office requires a current rabies vaccine. For a new pet, please show the pet is neutered or spayed. If you choose not to alter your pet, there is an additional fee of $25.00.


Fee Schedule


Owners, under 60 years of age with Neuter/Spayed animals = $10.00

Owners, under 60 years of age with unaltered animals = $35.00

Owners, 60 years of age and older with Neuter/Spayed animals = $5.00

Owners, 60 years of age and older with unaltered animals = $30.00

Payments may be made in the office or by mail with a cash or check only. Checks are payable to the "Town of Watertown". 

For more information please call the Town Clerk’s Office at (617) 972-6486.