Dog Licenses

To obtain a license during Town Hall closure to public, please send in the following: Current rabies certificate, proof of spay/neuter if applicable, a check made payable to the "Town of Amherst" for $5 if spayed/neutered, $15 if intact, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. You may mail in your request or utilize the drop box located on the Main Street side of Town Hall. Late fee's will NOT be enforced at this time. 

NEW! Dog License Renewals can now be completed online. 

Processing time is 1-2 business days.

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.

In the Town of Amherst this license should be obtained by the first day of April. A license will be issued only if the owner has evidence of a rabies vaccination that is valid as of the date of issuance.


The fee for a dog license is $15 for a male or female dog, or $5 for a neutered or spayed dog.

Dog licenses can be purchased from the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall during regular business hours. 


Any owner or keeper of a dog who fails to license their dog by May 31st will be required by Town Bylaw to pay a late fee of $30.00 in addition to the license fee.