Licenses are required for all dogs over the age of 3 months in the Town of West Newbury in accordance with state law and town by-law. Licenses may be obtained from the Office of Town Clerk in person or by mail. Licenses must be obtained ANNUALLY by April 1st of each year.
To obtain a dog license by mail, send to the Office of Town Clerk, the following items:
1. A copy of a current rabies vaccination certificate from the veterinarian's office;
2. A completed application form (see downloadable form below)
3. A check for the appropriate license fee; and
4. A self-addressed, stamped envelope with 2 stamps (weight of the tags requires 2 stamps).
Mail to Town Office Building, 381 Main Street, West Newbury, Attn: Town Clerk
License fees for dogs are as follows:
Female and male dogs: $25 each
Spayed and neutered dogs: $15 each
If the dog license fee remains unpaid until May 1st, an additional fee of $10.00 shall be due. An additional $10.00 per dog shall be added to the license fee on June 1st, July 1st and August 1st. Any dog owner who does not pay the license fee beyond that date shall be subject to additional fines in addition to the license fee.
West Newbury has a leash law. Owners must be in control of their dogs at all times. Please review Town Animal By-law, VI. of the Town By-laws for more information.