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6/1/2020 - June is Dog Licensing Month

It is a state law that all dogs over 6 months of age must be licensed in the town where they reside.

Due to COVID-19, the Town Clerk's office will issue dog licenses by mail only. The application for mail-in licensing can be found on the Town of Southbury at Please remember to include a copy of a current Rabies certificate and a self-addressed envelope. Now might be a good time to check your dog's rabies vaccination to make sure it is up to date - the rabies expiration date is on the paperwork provided by your Veterinarian or the Town Clerk's Dog License.

The annual Rabies Clinic in Southbury is cancelled this year but most veterinarians are still open for appointments. For a low cost option, the following Petco "Vetco" clinic locations are open by appointment only: Brookfield, Enfield, Suffield, Southington and Middleton.

Please be reminded, that per State Statute, there is a $1 penalty fee per month per dog when an owner fails to license by the deadline. Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7II extends the deadline for obtaining dog licenses by one month to July 31, 2020 and the date for the imposition of a late fee for obtaining 2020 dog to August 1, 2020. If you no longer have your dog, please contact Town Clerk's Office to let them know.

Thank you. Southbury Town Clerk's Office