The Town of Milton has a dedicated full-time animal control officer. This officer, certified by the Massachusetts Animal Control Academy, comes under the direction of the police department. The officer performs a multitude of functions including but not limited to:
- Investigating acts of animal cruelty and neglect
- Enforcing licensing and leash laws
- Rescuing and treating injured animals
- Sheltering dangerous and stray animals
- Conducting nuisance and dangerous dog hearings
- Director of all animal shelter operations
- Speaks at civic events as it relates to animal issues and care
- Do I need to register chickens or other farm animals in the Town of Milton?
Chickens and other farm animals need to be registered through the board of health. View the Keeping of Animals in the Town of Milton (PDF) here.
- Who do I call to pick up a deceased animals?
If it is a domestic animal please call animal control during working hours at 617-698-0455.
If it is a wild animal on public property please call DPW during working hours at 617-898-4900.
If it is a wild animal on private property, it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove said animal.
- What is the fine structure for leash law violations?
- First Violation: $30
- Second Violation: $40
- Third and Subsequent Violations: $50
- What is the fine for not picking up after your dog?
There is a $50 fine for not picking up after your dog.
- What is the fine for not having a dog license?
The fine for not having a dog not properly licensed is $30. An additional penalty of $30 may be added every week until the dog is licensed.
- When am I required to get a dog license?
All dogs 6 months and older must be licensed every year. Licenses must be obtained by April 15th of each year.
- How much does a dog license cost?
The cost per license is $10 for a spayed/neutered dog or $15 for an intact dog.
- Where do I get a Dog License?
The Town Clerk's Office located at the Milton Town Hall issues the license. Be sure to bring a current copy of your dog's rabies certificate.