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Licenses (Dog & Fish)

Dog License

Dog licenses are issued annually January through December 31st and must be renewed. Every year, all dog owners must obtain a license for their dog by January 31st. You may get a license at the Town Clerk’s Office at the Town Hall.

To obtain a license, you must present a current rabies certificate. The fees for a dog license are outlined in the form below. To obtain a license by mail, send a copy of your dogs rabies certificate and a check for the appropriate amount made out to the Town of Nahant to the Town Clerk’s Office.

Male$25
Neutered Male$20
Female$25
Spayed Female$20
(3) Dogs or More$30

Recreational Saltwater Fish Permits

Who needs the MA Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit?
In order to fish recreationally for finfish in Massachusetts marine waters, including up to the first upstream bridge in rivers and streams that flow to the ocean (click here for exceptions to the rule), saltwater fishermen must have:

Who does not need a permit?
No permit is required for:

  • Fishermen who are under 16 years of age
  • Fishermen fishing on permitted for-hire vessels
  • Fishermen who regardless of their age, otherwise meet the definition of a disabled person.

Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permits