All dogs must be licensed by March 31st EACH year.
How to Register your Dog
The Town of Essex does not have a leash law and dogs are therefore alllowed to roam as long as they are not deemed a nusiance. Contact the Animal Control Officer to report a dog creating a nuisance. Please also contact the Town Clerk's office or the Animal Control Officer for any dogs who may seem lost or otherwise in need of help. If the dog is licensed and wearing its tag, the owner can easily be determined.
Animal Control Officer - Warnings and Citations
The Animal Control Officer or any police officer may issue non criminal citations for unlicensed dogs, nuisance dogs and to owners who do not clean up their dog's poop outside of their own property among other violations. Please refer to the Town's Bylaws for more information.
First Offense: Written Warning
Contact the Town Clerk's office at (978) 768-7111