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Licenses begin January 1st of each year. Applicants must show written proof of spaying/neutering and Rabies inoculation at the time of licensing. After March 15th a $20.00 late fee is assessed; and after April 1st, owners are subject to a $50 fine (assessed by Animal Control Officer) in addition to the license fee and late fee.
You can obtain a dog license either in person at the Town Clerk’s office, by mail, or online through March 15th only.
Applicant must provide written proof of rabies and whether dog is spayed or neutered. Intact dogs are $20, Neutered/Spayed dogs are $10 each. Payment in cash, check (payable to Town of Kingston) or charge accepted. All Dog Licenses expire December 31st.
Apply online and follow the prompts (select "Online Services", then "Town Clerk Payments")
To license your dog by mail, please complete the dog license form and send it to the Town Clerk with the following:
Once processed, the license and tags will be mailed back to you. If you no longer own a dog that was previously licensed, please notify the Town Clerk’s office so that we can update our records.
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Vital records (birth, death, and marriage certificates) may be obtained in person at the Town Clerk's office, by mail, or online. The fee for each certificate is $10.
To obtain a certificate by mail, please send to the Town Clerk the following:
You may also obtain a certificate by requesting it online (select "Online Services", then "Town Clerk Payments").
According to Massachusetts law, the prospective couple must jointly file intentions to marry and may do so with the city or town clerk in any community in the state. There is a mandatory three-day waiting period before the license can be issued. Once obtained, the marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date the intentions are filed and may be used in any Massachusetts city or town. The license is not valid outside of the state.
Fees for the marriage license vary from town to town. Kingston's fee is $40. To schedule an appointment, additional filing information, and questions may be directed to the Town Clerk's Office at 781-585-0502.
Any person, whether individually or as a partnership, conducting business under any title other than the complete real name of the owner(s) must file a business certificate. The certificate must be filed with the Town Clerk in every city or town where an office of said business may be situated (Massachusetts General Law Chapter 110, Section 5).
You may file a Business Certificate either in person at the Town Clerk's office or by mail. To file by mail, please complete the certificate form, have your signature notarized and enclose a check made payable to the Town of Kingston in the amount of $40.
A Declaration of Homestead for Kingston real estate and manufactured homes should be filed online at Plymouth County Registry of Deeds.