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Town Clerk

501 Main Street South
(Room 202)

Southbury, CT 06488
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P:(203) 262-0657
Monday - Thursday:
8:00am - 4:30pm (Recordings until 4:00pm)
Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm (Recordings until 12:30pm)

Dog Licenses

dog awarded #1 tag

Congratulations to Meredith Ferreira and her dog Mac on winning the #1 tag for the year 2023-2024! Again this year, if you register your dog in the month of June, there will be a random drawing for tag #1.

Cute puppy

In the State of Connecticut it is the law to license your dog in the Town Clerk's Office of the Town in which you reside as soon as the dog has reached the age of 6 months. Dogs are licensed each year during the month of June and licenses can be obtained online, in person or by mail.

Online Dog License Renewals

If your dog was registered last year and the rabies certification is still current, you can save time by renewing the license through the IQS online portal between June 1 and August 31. (There is a $1 late fee for each month after June.)

Click to renew dog licenses online.

There will be an additional IQS charge of $1.75 convenience fee for online license and a $0.55 postage fee.

Dog Licensing by Mail

Please mail the following items to Southbury Town Clerk's Office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488:

  • Dog license application - filled out and printed
  • Copy of your dog's current rabies certificate from the veterinarian (the Town Clerk office is required to see and examine the Rabies Certificate for tag number and expiration date)
  • Copy of Spay / Neuter Certificate, if licensing a new or recently spayed/neutered dog
  • Appropriate fee (see fee schedule below) - check or money order only
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope

We will return any documents of proof that are sent to us via mail.

Dog Licensing in Person

Please bring the following items, filled out Dog License Application, copies of Rabies Certificate and Spay/Neuter Certificates to Southbury Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours (Mon-Thu 8:00am - 4:30pm; Fri 8:00am - 1:00pm). Please note that the Town Clerk Office does not accept debit cards or credit cards.


If you no longer have your dog or you're moving out of town, please remember to call the Town Clerk office at (203) 262-0657 so that we can remove your information from our records.


Neutered/Spayed Dogs $8.00
Non Neutered/Spayed Dogs  $19.00
Late licensing penalty $1.00 per month of fraction thereof, starting on July 1
Transfer of ownership $1.00 for new license tag if already licensed
Lost Tag 50¢
Change of residency (town) 50¢
Kennel License $50.00 (plus 10¢ per tag)
$100.00 (plus 10¢ per tag)
Dogs that service Blind, Deaf and Mobility Impaired residents Free