State law mandates that all dogs over six months of age must be licensed in the town in which they reside and must wear the tag on a collar around their neck. All dog licenses are renewed in June to become effective July 1.
All dogs licensed in the State of Connecticut require a current rabies vaccination. The Town Clerk encourages everyone to license a new dog by U.S. mail and utilize our online renewal system for a dog that is currently registered. New licenses and renewals can also be done in person at the Town Clerk's Office. Please see the information and link below.
NEW LICENSES (U.S. Mail or in person)
Puppies must be licensed by the time they turn 6 months old. New dogs must be licensed within 30 days of obtaining them. You must provide documentation from the veterinarian showing the expiration date of your dog’s rabies vaccination (not the tag). No licenses will be issued without this information. If your dog has been spayed or neutered, you must bring documentation from the veterinarian as proof (or check your rabies certificate as it might state that your dog is an "MN" (male neutered or an "FS" (female spayed). The fee for licensing an unaltered dog is $19.00. The fee for licensing a spayed or neutered dog is $8.00. Licenses not applied for within the required 30 days will be subject to a penalty of $1.00 per month.
Please provide the documentation and fee as outlined above, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Current postage for 1 tag is 65 cents; 2 tags is 85 cents; 3 tags is $1.05. If you are licensing a new dog by U.S. mail, please also include your name, address, phone number, the dog’s name, age, breed and color.
RENEWALS (Online, through U.S. mail, or in person)
For privacy and security reasons, in order to renew online, you must have the license year and dog tag number available in order to access the system. You can locate this number either on the paper license or the actual dog tag on the dog. In addition, if your dog’s rabies vaccination has expired since the last time you licensed your dog, you must provide documentation (tags do not qualify) from the veterinarian showing the new expiration date. (If you are renewing online, you must have the ability to scan these documents in any valid Windows' Image format, such as JPEG, TIFF, GIF, BMP or PNG.) No licenses will be renewed without this information. If your dog is newly spayed or neutered, you must bring documentation from the veterinarian as proof. The fee for renewing the license of an unaltered dog is $19.00. The fee for renewing the license of a spayed or neutered dog is $8.00. Licenses not renewed by June 30th are subject to a penalty of $1.00 per month. When renewing online any transaction under $125 will be subject to a $2.00 convenience fee which will be paid directly to Official Payments.
For U.S. mail or in person renewals, Please provide the documentation and fee as outlined above, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Current postage for 1 tag is 65 cents; 2 tags is 85 cents; 3 tags is $1.05. If you are renewing a dog license by U.S. mail, please also include your name, address, phone number, the dog’s name, age, breed and color.
Click Here to Renew Dog License(s) Online (Remember, you will need the license year and dog tag number in order to access the system.)
TRANSFERS FROM OTHER TOWNS WITHIN CONNECTICUT (In person)
If your dog is currently licensed in one Connecticut town and you have since moved to Glastonbury, you can transfer the dog’s license for a $1.00 fee. Also, if you acquire a dog that is already licensed by its prior owner, you may transfer that license to your name for $1.00
LOST TAGS (In person)
If your dog loses its tag, a replacement can be obtained for $.50.
KENNEL LICENSES (U.S. Mail or in person)
Kennel licenses are available in groups of 10 tags. The fee is $51.00. There is a late fee of $1.00 per dog.
Violation of the licensing law carries a fine to be imposed by the Animal Control Officer. For further information, click here: Animal Control