Don’t delay, license your dog today!

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

Hanover Town Clerk Catherine Harder-Bernier reminded residents that 2019
Town of Hanover dog licenses are still available on-line, by mail, or in
the Hanover Town Clerk’s Office. Now is the time to license your dog to
avoid the late fee! The licensing period is January 1, 2019 – March 31,
2019, and a $10 late fee applies beginning April 1, 2019. All dogs over
the age of 6 months are required by law to be licensed. The license is
good for one year, and costs $10 for spayed or neutered dogs, and $15 for
intact dogs. Residents over the age of 70 will be given a free license for
their vaccinated dog upon proof of the owner’s age.

In an effort to make this process easy for residents, there are several
ways to license your dog:

• The easiest way is on-line via a link on the Town Clerk’s section of
the Town of Hanover’s website, which is also here:
. If your dog is currently registered in Hanover, you will just need
his/her current tag number to find your on-line record. Set up an account
and pay on-line without leaving the comfort of your home! Almost one-third
of Hanover residents now license their dogs on-line – try it out!

• Residents may also fill out the dog license application that is found
on the Town Clerk’s section of the Town of Hanover’s website at:
. This is the same application that was included in the census this year.
Completed forms may be mailed in with your payment, proof of current rabies
vaccination and proof of spaying or neutering (if you have not submitted
that information previously) to: Town Clerk’s Office, 550 Hanover Street,
Hanover, MA 02339, and your tag will be mailed back to you.

• As has always been the case, dog licenses may also be obtained in
person at the Town Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Please
bring the same paperwork – current rabies vaccination information, proof
of spaying/neutering if you have not submitted that information previously,
and your cash or check payable to the Town of Hanover.

Unlicensed dogs are subject to a minimum of a $25 fine, with an additional
$25 fine if unleashed and another fine of $50 if unvaccinated for rabies.
Don’t delay; get your dog’s license today! Late fees begin April 1st!

If you have questions or need more information about the licensing of your
dog in Hanover, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at (781) 826-5000
x1079 or e-mail or . Kennel owners are encouraged to call or stop
in also, as their licensing process requires an inspection and other
additional reviews and paperwork.

For “Around Town on the Web”,
Cathy H-B

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