West Hartford Dog Owners: Time to Renew Your Dog License

Dog licenses must be renewed by June 30. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Dog licenses are required to be renewed by June 30.


June is dog license month in Town Clerks’ offices throughout the state, and the West Hartford Town Clerk’s Office mailed reminders to over 3,000 dog owners, urging owners to make their pets “legal.”

Town Clerk Essie Labrot says that according to state law, all dogs over 6 months of age must be registered and receive a dog tag annually. The numbered tag serves as identification for any pet that may wander away from home.

The annual cost for dog licenses is $19.00 for unaltered animals and $8.00 for neutered or spayed animals.

In addition, all dogs must be vaccinated against rabies. If the rabies certificate has expired prior to renewal, please include an updated certificate from the veterinarian in order to register your dog. If a pet is being licensed for the first time and has been neutered/spayed, a certificate from the vet must also be presented.

Applications for dog licenses should be made through the mail to the Town Clerk, Town of West Hartford, 50 South Main Street, Room 313, West Hartford CT 06107 or dropped off at our convenient drop box in front of Town Hall. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will send out the license and tag.

For additional questions, please call 860-561-7430 or email [email protected].

Applications are available on the website: https://www.westhartfordct.gov/resident-services/animals-pets/licenses

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