Dog Licenses

Town of Groveland General Bylaws 

Sec.  3-3.  Licensing of Dogs and Kennels.

(a) All dogs 6 months old or over must be licensed and tagged. Licensing will be done in the

Office of the Town Clerk.  The owner or keeper of any dog in the Town shall obtain a license by April 1st of each year.  The license fees for dogs shall be as follows:

1. Male                                        $10.00

2. Female                                    $10.00

3. Spayed Female                        $  5.00

4. Neutered Male                         $  5.00

(b) Kennel license fees shall be as follows:

1. 1 to 4 dogs                              $15.00

2. 5 to 10 dogs                            $25.00

3. 11 or more dogs                      $35.00

             (c)  The owner or keeper of an unlicensed dog after June 1st shall be fined ten dollars ($10.00) per dog in addition to the license fee.  The owner or keeper of an unlicensed dog after July 1st shall be fined fifteen dollars ($15.00) per dog in addition to the license fee.  The owner or keeper of an unlicensed dog after August 1st shall be fined twenty-five ($25.00) per dog in addition to the license fee.  All monies collected for licenses and fines shall be retained by the Town.

Sec.  3-4.  Disposal of Dog Waste.

             All persons who own or are in custody of a dog will be responsible for the removal and disposal of that animal’s waste from the property of another, including publicly owned property.  Owners or custodians are prohibited from disposing of animal waste in any trash receptacle owned by another, including those owned or leased by the Town.  The fine for violation of this provision for the first offense shall be ten dollars ($10.00) and the second and subsequent offenses shall be twenty dollars ($20.00).