If your dog is six months or older, state law requires that you obtain a
license in the town where you reside. Licensing renewal time is the month of
June, but you can license your dog at any time throughout the year. When you
come for your first license, you must bring the rabies vaccination certificate
issued by your veterinarian. The metal tag is not an acceptable proof of
vaccination. The certificate will usually indicate whether the dog has been
spayed or neutered, but if not, you'll need to present a separate certificate
issued by your veterinarian.
Current fees are $8.00 for spayed and neutered dogs, and $19.00 for
New dog owners should submit the Dog LicenseFormalong with payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Per town ordinance, only three dogs are allowed per household. It is not
necessary to bring your pet to the Town Clerk's Office when obtaining a dog
license. You may reach the Town Clerk's office at (860) 561-7430
Mon. & Wed.: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
50 South Main StreetWest Hartford, CT 06107 Website: https://www.WestHartfordCT.gov P. 860-561-7500 | F. 860-561-7400 | H. M-F, 8:30A-4:30P Assessment, Registrars, Tax, and Town Clerk have alternate hours. Please visit each department's web page for specific hours.