Welcome to Halifax
The Town of Halifax is located in the center of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. It has a population of approximately 7,500 people and a mix of rural, agricultural (including cranberry bogs) and residential development. Founded in 1734, its history spans from colonial times to the present day. Please explore the Town's web site and if you need more information, please contact us.
Dog Licenses Available
The Halifax Town Clerk's office has mailed out this year's renewals for dog licenses renewals. State law requires that all dogs that have received their vaccinations and/or are six months of age or older must be licensed in their town. Halifax requires that all dogs be licensed by July 1 of each year. The license is valid from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Any owner who has not licensed their dog by September 1 will be charged a late fee of $5 plus the cost of the license. If the dog is not licensed by September 15, a late fee of $25 will be charged plus the cost of the license. All owners with unlicensed dogs as of November 1 may be issued a court citation in the amount of $25 plus the late of $25 and the cost of the license.
An up-to-date rabies inoculation certificate is required to obtain a license. (If in doubt, please call the Town Clerk's Office at 781-293-7970 to verify that the certificate on file is up-to-date).
The cost of a license is $15 for male/female dogs and $10 for neutered/spayed dogs.
The Town Clerk's Office is open Monday-Thursday from 8am to 4pm.
You may request a license by mail or by using the drop-off box by the parking lot door of Town Hall. Please send a check payable to the Town of Halifax, a copy of the rabies inoculation certificate and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Town Clerk's Office Closed - June 13 and June 14
The Halifax Town Clerk's office will close on Wednesday, June 13 at 12:30pm and will be closed all day on Thursday, June 14th so that the staff can attend the Massachusetts Town Clerk's Conference.
Water Restrictions in Effect
Assessors Office Hours June 18 - June 21 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Friday, June 22 Closed