Dog Licenses & Green Dog Program

About Dog Licenses

Licensing your dog is an important public safety requirement. All owners or keepers of a dog 4 months or older are required by state law to license it annually.

The dog licensing period in the Town of Brookline runs from January 1 through December 31. Owners who fail to license their dogs by March 31 are subject to a late fee of $20.00. Owners must have evidence of a rabies vaccination which is valid as of the date of issuance. The annual fee for a dog license is $20. A late fee of an additional $20 will be assessed to all dogs licensed on or after March 31.

Green Dog Program

Applying for the Green Dog Program is easy! Just apply or renew your dog license as normal, and check the option labeled "green dog program." You can learn more about the program at our official Green Dog Program website.

Getting Your First License (online)

  1. If you don't have an account on our online permit website, Accela, click the "Apply/Renew Online" button above and register an account (Guide to Registering an Accela Account). If you do have an account, skip this step.
  2. If you're not already logged into Accela, click the "Apply/Renew Online" button above and log into Accela.
  3. Start at Step 4 of the following guide to apply for a license: Guide to Applying for a License Online.

Renewing a Dog License (online)

  1. If you don't have an account on our online permit website, Accela, click the "Apply/Renew Online" button above and register an account (Guide to Registering an Accela Account). If you do have an account, skip this step.
  2. If you're not already logged into Accela, click the "Apply/Renew Online" button and log into Accela.
  3. Start at Step 4 of the following guide to renew your license: Guide to Renewing a Dog License.

Applications & Renewals (mail-in)

The best way to apply or renew is through our online services above. But you can also print the Dog License Application and mail it to the Town Clerk's office, along with a check for the appropriate amount made out to the Town of Brookline. Dog License Application.

For any questions, please email BA Support at: BASupport@brooklinema.gov