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. Payments can be made online with electronic check or credit cards. The electronic check option using checking account information is available for a small charge. Credit card payment is available for a convenience fee assessed per transaction by the Payment Service, not the Town.

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