WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a reminder from Wilmington Animal Control Officer Christopher Sullivan:
This Tuesday, April 18, 2017 is the deadline to register your dog(s).
Here are some FAQ’s regarding registration:
How often do I have to register? Annually. All dogs are considered unregistered January 1 of each year.
When does my dog have to be registered by? This year the cutoff date is April 18.
What is the cost? $10 per dog if the dog is spayed or neutered; $15 if the dog is not.
What is needed to register my dog? A valid rabies vaccination form.
What happens if I register after April 18? There is a $15 late fee per dog, with a cap of $30 per household
Where do I register my dog? Room 12 at the Town Clerk Office, 121 Glen Road or online at http://www.wilmingtonma.gov. Click Online Payments, then click Clerk’s Office Services.
Why do I have to register my dog? All registered dogs should have a collar with their license attached. If your dog should go missing and a Good Samaritan is able to catch the dog, that person can call the Public Safety Building where dispatch has a copy of all licensed dogs, and will be able to get in contact with you. Also, in the case of a dog bite, if the biting dog is registered, then it is up to date on its rabies vaccinations.
Does the town have a by-Law requiring dogs to be licensed? Yes, section 27.7
Is there a fine for not registering my dog? Yes, after June 1 of this year, you would be subject to a $50 fine per dog for first offense, $100 fine for second offense, and $300 fine for third offense. That is per dog.
Further questions? Feel free to call Sullivan at the station 978-658-7988 x 5400 or call the Town Clerk’s office at 978-658-2030.
(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington Animal Control Officer’s Facebook page.)
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