The City of Pittsfield is reminding dog owners that the annual dog licensing period begins on April 1st.  If your four-legged friend (or three-legged in some cases) is 6-months or older they must be licensed.  If you obtain a new dog you have 30-days to get your pooch legit.

If you adopt or purchase (come on…rescue don’t buy) a dog after April, you must provide the bill of sale or transfer of ownership paperwork to avoid late fees.  Proving ownership is required.  In order to prove ownership, you must provide documentation from a vet’s office, adoption paperwork, or a bill of sale.  A poop bag with DNA sample is not required.

The annual license for dogs spayed and neutered is $10 (the Bob Barker Special) and $20 in Fido is unaltered.  A disclosure of veterinary service is required to verify anti-rabies vaccination and certification of spaying or neutering.

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There are a number of ways you can get Daisy licensed-up…

-You can pick up a dog license in-person at the City Clerk’s Office Tuesday’s and Thursday’s between 8:30am and 12:30pm.

-Complete and mail the dog license application to the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 70 Allen St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. The application is available on the City Clerk’s page on

-Visit the city’s online payment portal also available on the City Clerk’s page. There is a shipping and handling fee of $1 per online request.

For more information you can contact the City Clerk’s Office at 413-499-9361.


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