Dog licenses must be renewed by June 30.
By Ronni Newton
Dog license renewal forms are being mailed to dog owners statewide, including the more than 3,000 whose dogs are currently licensed in West Hartford.
West Hartford City Clerk Essie Labrot is urging all dog owners to make sure their dogs are ‘legal’. West Hartford allows three dogs per household per a city ordinance.
According to Labrot, state law requires all dogs 6 months or older to be registered. Authorized dogs are given numbered tags that serve as identification for any animal that might stray.
The state also requires that all dogs be up to date with their rabies vaccinations. A new rabies vaccination certificate must be submitted with the registration form if the existing certificate expired before July 1, 2022.
If a pet is registered for the first time or has been spayed or neutered within the last year, a certificate from the veterinarian must be provided.
The cost of a dog license is $8 for spayed or neutered animals and $19 for unmodified ones.
“Please note: New Connecticut law requires any commercial kennel or dog daycare to maintain proof of a current rabies vaccination and current municipal license,” Labrot said.
Dog license applications can be returned by mail to the City Clerk, City of West Hartford, 50 South Main Street, Room 313, West Hartford CT 06107, or can be dropped off at the drop box in front of City Hall . Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and the clerk’s office will mail you the license and tag. If a new application form is needed, it can be found on the city’s website.
For additional questions, please call 860-561-7430 or email [email protected].
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