Dog owners in Pittsfield have until the end of the month to get their dogs legal. The new annual dog licensing period begins on April 1st so you will need to license your four-legged friend (or three-legged in some cases) by March 31st.  Dogs 6-months or older must be licensed.  If you obtain a new dog, you have 30-days to get your pooch legit.  If your pup is busted without a license you will have to fork over a $50 fine.

There is a $50 fine for not licensing your dog in Pittsfield

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.

The deadline for a new dog license in Pittsfield is March 31st

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.

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 Monday - Friday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.

-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. Please note there is a shipping and handling fee of $1 per online request.

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


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