Dog Licenses

State Law Requires a License

Licensing your dog is an important public safety requirement. All owners or keepers of a dog 6 months or older are required by state law to license it annually.  Proof of alteration must be provided when first licensed and rabies vaccination must be current.  


  • Males/Females not fixed: $15.00 
  • Neutered/Spayed: $11.00 


Late fee of $10.00 per dog after March 31st in addition to the cost of each license. A list of unlicensed dogs after March 31st will be turned over to the Dog Officer for collection. Any delinquent balances will be carried forward.  

How to Get a License By Mail

  1. Complete this form
  2. Send a check or money order made payable to the “City of Gardner”
  3. A self-addressed stamped envelope
  4. A copy of each dog(s) valid Rabies Certificate
  5. Proof of Neutered/Spayed

How to Apply & Pay for a License Online

If this is the first time registering your dog you will need to drop off proof of rabies vaccination and proof of alteration (if applicable) at City Hall.