Off-Leash Dog Walking Permit

A Bare Cove Park Off-Leash Dog Walking Permit is issued by the Hingham Town Clerk and must be obtained by the Dog Owner prior to any off-leash dog walking in Bare Cove Park (“BCP”). Issuance of an OLW Permit is subject to the Permitting Procedures and Requirements.


Rules & Regulations


Rules and Regulations for Off-Leash Permitting in Bare Cove Park (PDF 1.8MB)

Required Documentation:

  • Proof of Rabies Vaccine:
    Residents - Valid Hingham Dog License
    Non-Residents - Valid Rabies Vaccination
  • Owner's Government Issued Identification
  • Insurance Policy (Valid Homeowner's or Tenant's Policy)
  • Photo of Dog with the Dog Owner (close up and clear, portrait orientation. Must be a JPEG file type)

Sample Required Photo

Off Leash Photo Sample with Dog

Procedure:


Step 1 - Complete the appropriate Online Application*
Application for Hingham Residents
Application for Non Hingham Residents

Step 2 - Permits will be available to pick up in the Town Clerk's office 3 business days after submission.  The Town Clerk's office will be hosting the first day of permit pickup on Tuesday, July 18th from 8:30 AM to 7 PM.

Step 3 - Pick up your permit at the Town Clerk's office at Hingham Town Hall.  You will be required to sign a printed version of the application at that time.  Please be prepared to show your Insurance Policy, State Issued Identification and Rabies Vaccine (non-residents).

Questions

Questions about obtaining an Off-Leash Dog can be directed to the Town Clerks' office by emailing townclerk@hingham-ma.gov or calling 781-741-1410.



When will my permit expire?


Permits are valid through the end of the current rabies certificate, insurance policy, or one-year time period,  whichever comes first.  At the end of that period, please visit the Town Clerk's office to show the updated information and to extend the date of your permit.

*For those unable to complete the application online, please contact the Town Clerk's office. 


Bare Cove Park Permitted Areas

Bare Cove Park Permitted Areas