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Dog Licenses

If your dog is six months or older, state law requires that you obtain a license in the town where you reside.  When you apply for your license, you must include 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 will need to present a separate certificate issued by your veterinarian. 

New dog owners and dog owners who have lost or never received the renewal reminder should submit the Dog License Form along with payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail to the Town Clerk's Office. If you do not have a printer, you may hand write the required information contained on the form on a separate sheet of paper and mail that in to the Town Clerk's office along with payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please remember to include current rabies vaccination paperwork and if applicable, documentation stating your dog has been spayed or neutered. We will return the license and tag promptly.  

Per town ordinance, only three dogs are allowed per household. You may reach the Town Clerk's office at 860-561-7430. Town Clerk office hours are Monday – Friday  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Dog License Fees  
Male or Female (Unaltered) $19.00
Neutered Male or Spayed Female $8.00
Late Fee (per month after June 30th expiration) $1.00
Replacement Tag (lost tag) $0.50
Change of Address $0.50
Out-of-Town License Transfer $1.00
Service Dog  FREE


Click on the dog license form below to open and print. 

First page of the PDF file: doglicense