Permits, Licenses & Forms

Dangerous/Nuisance Dog Complaints

If you believe in accordance with MGL Ch. 140 Sec. 157 that a dog residing within the City of Beverly is a Dangerous Dog or a Nuisance Dog you must fill out and return this Dangerous/Nuisance Dog Complaint Form, requesting a public hearing regarding the dog's behavior.

Read M.G.L. Chapter 140 Section 157

Dog Licensing

Dog licensing can be done online, by mail or in person at the City Clerk's Office in City Hall. Dog license renewals are due every year by April 1st. Renewal forms are sent attached to the bottom City Census and can be filled out and mailed back to the Clerk's Office. For questions or assistance with licensing a dog please contact the City Clerk's Office at 978-605-2326.

Register a dog online - please select Dog License.

Keeping of Animals

Keeping of Animals Permits are issued by the City of Beverly Board of Health. These permits are required in order to own livestock or non-traditional domestic animals, including but not limited to chickens, goats and horses. Please fill out the Keeping of Animals Application and Board of Health Regulation (PDF). This application should be filled out and submitted to the Board of Health for review. Any questions regarding this process or application should be directed to the Board of Health by contacting 978-921-8591.

Kennel Licensing

Kennel Licenses are issued to commercial kennels, including by not limited to dog daycare and boarding facilities that are properly zoned in areas of business. If you are applying as a new applicant for a Commercial Kennel License please fill out the initial application for a Kennel License (PDF) and return it to us for review.

Massachusetts Animal Fund Spay Neuter Voucher Request Form

Since 2014, the Fund has spent over 1.8 million dollars helping over 14,000 cats and dogs in Massachusetts. The Fund receives over 50 requests for help each week. We distribute vouchers weekly based on revenue and surgery capacity. Animals in municipal shelters and in emergency situations get priority assistance, all other requests are added to a statewide wait-list. Approximate wait time for new requests in most areas is about 4 months.

Fill out the Spay/Neuter Voucher Request form.