Licensing of Dogs

All Dogs are subject to the Mashpee Leash Law.

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE
TOWN OF MASHPEE
 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 140, Section 137, and the provisions of Chapter 79-5.2 of the Mashpee Town By-laws; a license is hereby issued to the person named to keep the dog herein described.  Said dog is numbered and registered as required by said laws, for which a fee has been paid.  

"The owner or keeper of a licensed dog shall cause it to wear around its neck or body a collar or harness... To which shall be attached a tag..."

This license is granted subject to the conditions that the dog herein described shall be controlled and restrained from killing, chasing or harassing livestock.

If a dog is permanently removed to another town a transfer license must be secured in such town.

Every dog three months old or over must be licensed and tagged. Dog tags are available on a one-, two-, or three-year licensing cycle. The license issued to the owner of a dog is based on the expiration of the rabies tag.