Massachusetts state law requires that every dog owner get a license for their dog if the dog is 6 months or older. Prior to the issuance of a license, the dog must have a rabies vaccine. You will need to bring proof of the dog's current vaccinations to the Town Clerk's office prior to them issuing a dog license/tag.
As it is a state law that all dogs be licensed, owners of non-licensed dogs are subject to fines.
Please contact the Town Clerk's office at 978-546-6894 or at Town Hall, 34 Broadway, Rockport for more information and your dog tag.