Dear fellow Hanoverians:
Hanover Town Clerk Catherine Harder-Bernier reminded residents that 2020
Town of Hanover dog licenses are still available on-line, by mail, or at
Hanover Town Hall. The licensing period is January 1 – March 31, and a
$10 late fee applies beginning April 1. 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:
. Pay on-line without leaving the comfort of your home! Almost one-third
of Hanover residents now license their dogs on-line, and more folks surely
will given social distancing and COVID-19.
• 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 at the
Town Clerk’s Office, but given COVID-19, the process is a little
different. Please bring the same paperwork – current rabies vaccination,
proof of spaying/neutering if you have not submitted that information
previously, and your money order or check payable to the Town of Hanover.
Put it all in an envelope addressed to the Town Clerk’s Office and
deposit it in the front door mail slot. We’ll mail your tag back to you.
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 email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org . Kennel owners are encouraged to call or
e-mail, as their licensing process requires an inspection and other
additional reviews and paperwork.
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