Apply for a license to use dogs or cats in research and education

You must have a license from the Food Protection Program to use dogs or cats in research and education.
All licenses expire on June 30th.

Food Protection Program

The Details   of Apply for a license to use dogs or cats in research and education

What you need   for Apply for a license to use dogs or cats in research and education

To apply, you will need to:

  • Complete and sign the entire 2-page application form (found in the downloads below)
    • Only complete this form if you are applying to use Dogs and Cats in research and education. No other animals need to be listed as part of this application form.

Please submit a separate application and fee payment for each  institution seeking licensure.

Fees   for Apply for a license to use dogs or cats in research and education

Pay by check or money order, made payable to:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Name Fee Unit
Application fee $50 per each license application

How to apply   Apply for a license to use dogs or cats in research and education

Mail all required materials to:

Department of Public Health
Food Protection Program
305 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3597

More info   for Apply for a license to use dogs or cats in research and education

This license is in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 140, Section 174D and 105 CMR 910.000.

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