All dogs 6 months or older, living in Hartford must be licensed on or before June 30. License provides the information to locate the owner in a timely manner. If the dog is caught by animal control without a license fines may be imposed. The license law is enforced by animal control.
You must renew your license annually in the month of June. A dog can be licensed at any time during the year, but you will incur a late fee if you file after June and the dog was 6 months old prior to June 30. If the dog turns 6 months of age after the June deadline, you will not incur a late fee if they are registered at 6 months of age. Proof of rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering, if applicable, is required.
You can apply for a dog license in person or via mail. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your license request. Mailed-in requests should include owner information: name, address, phone number and dog information: name, breed, color.
Proof of rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering, if applicable, is required.
Town and City Clerk
550 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Please make checks payable to: City of Hartford – Town Clerk
Neutered male, spayed female
Late licensing penalty
$1.00 per month or fraction thereof
Transfer of ownership / Change of residence (town)
$1.00 for new license/tag if already licensed in Connecticut
Any blind, deaf or mobility impaired person who is an owner or keeper of a dog trained to guide and assist him shall receive a license and dog tag at no fee.
HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM