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Dog Licenses and Free Rabies Clinic
DOG LICENSES AND FREE RABIES CLINIC

2014 Dog Licenses, which are effective January 1 through December 31, 2014, are now available.  A license may be obtained in person at the Town House on Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Licenses may also be obtained by mail or online.  A renewal form was sent in the mail with the 2014 Census and is also available on the Town’s Web Site.  Online renewals may be done on the Town’s Web Site – www.concordma.gov -- click “Online Payments” on the website’s front page, and proceed from there.   Or send us your name and address, your dog’s name, breed and gender, a check for $20 payable to the Town of Concord ($15 if your dog is neutered or spayed—veterinarian proof is required), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Mail to:  Town Clerk, P.O. Box 535, Concord, MA 01742.   A current rabies vaccination is required.  If your dog has been licensed in Concord in the past, or if you use a local veterinarian, then we most likely have the rabies certificate and spaying/neutering documentation on file, so it is not necessary to send that to us.  If your dog has been vaccinated within the past four weeks we may not have it on file yet, so send us a copy of the vaccination certificate (which will be returned to you with the license).  If you did not license your dog in the year 2013 and your dog was over six months of age, then you will be required to purchase a 2013 license as well as a 2014 license.

The Board of Health is sponsoring a FREE RABIES CLINIC for cats and licensed dogs residing in Concord on Saturday, March 15 at the Public Works Garage on Keyes Road (behind Rite-Aid Pharmacy).  The clinic is open to Concord residents only.  Dogs may be brought for vaccination between 1:00 pm and 1:45 pm.  Cats may be brought between 1:45 pm and 2:30 pm.   If you have already licensed your dog, please bring the bright-colored license with you to the clinic.  To be eligible for a 3-year vaccination, you will need to have proof of prior unexpired rabies vaccination.   If you have not yet obtained your 2014 dog license, you may do so at the Town Clerk’s Office prior to the clinic, or you may obtain one at the clinic.   Licenses will be available for sale at the rabies clinic from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Public Works Building on Keyes Road.  Please note that although licenses will be available for the entire time, dogs requiring vaccination should be brought only between 1:00 pm and 1:45 pm.  Cats should be brought between 1:45 pm and 2:30 pm.  All dogs must be on a leash and under the control of an adult.  All cats must be in a cat carrier.  

State law requires all dogs over six months of age to be licensed and tagged.  Dogs that are not licensed by March 31 each year are subject to a fine of up to $50.  The dog officer routinely picks up stray and unlicensed dogs, so please do your dog a favor by buying a license and attaching the tag to the dog’s collar.  The deadline for licensing in order to avoid a $25 late fee is March 31.  Call the Concord Town Clerk’s Office if you have any questions or to verify rabies status – 978-318-3080 or email us at townclerk@concordma.gov.
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