Animal Control

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The Mission of the Animal Control Division is to provide safety to both animals and people in the Town of Billerica.  Our goal is achieved through educating the public, enforcing state and local laws and resolving issues in a timely manner while promoting the care and well being of all.

The Town employs one full-time, Christine Gualtieri and one part-time, Maureen Ray, Animal Control Officer (ACO). Beginning on July 1, 2014, Animal Control will officially report to the Police Chief.  In the past, this function fell under the Town Manager’s Office.

Residents that keep animals or livestock should be familiar with the Town Bylaws regulating these animals. The bylaws can be found HERE beginning at page 40.

To reach Animal Control by telephone please call 978-671-0909.  For emergencies please call 978-667-1212.

To reach by email please use the form HERE.

Annual Dog Licensing (Town Clerk)
License Fees

The fee for every dog licensed shall be as follows ($10 late fee assessed after March 10th):

  • Six Dollars ($6.00) for every neutered male dog
  • Six Dollars ($6.00) for every spayed female dog
  • Ten Dollars ($10.00) for every male and female dog

Donations of gently used towels and blankets are always appreciated!

Helpful Links:

Billerica Cat Care Coalition
Living With Wildlife
MA Environmental Police
Project Coyote
Rabies Information