Dog Licenses

Requirements (M.G.L. Ch. 140, s 137, 139)

All dogs over 6 months old residing in the Town of South Hadley must be licensed annually. All dogs must be registered by March 31st to avoid the $5 late fee.


  • Neutered or Spayed Dog - $15
  • Unneutered or Unspayed Dog - $20

Please note: A $5 late fee is added after April 1st (this does not apply to pets new to South Hadley).

How to Apply:

  • Online
  • In-person: You may register your dog in person by visiting the Town Clerk's Office during our office hours. Please remember to bring an updated copy of your dog's rabies certificate, as well as cash or check for the fee. 
  • By Mail: You may license your dog by mail by sending the appropriate fee with a copy of the current rabies certificate from your veterinarian. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope for us to send you your dog's license. Please note: self-addressed stamped envelopes now require 2 stamps. 

Please contact the Town Clerk's office with any questions at 413-538-5030, ext. 6183. Our typical office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Fridays 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Kennel License

A person maintaining a kennel shall obtain a kennel license. Click here to learn more about the requirements.


  • 1-4 Dogs - $50
  • 5-10 Dogs - $100
  • More than 10 Dogs - $150
  1. Town Clerk

    Physical Address
    116 Main Street
    Room M11
    South Hadley, MA 01075

    Phone: 413-538-5030 ext 6183
    Fax: 413-538-7565

Take the PUP Pledge

We all need to pick up and properly dispose of our pet’s waste in the trash can. Join all the dog owners in your neighborhood who are showing they care and take the PUP (Pick up Poop) Pledge at: