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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 $8.00
Male, female $19.00
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
Lost tag $0.50


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