June is Dog Licensing Month
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 usually be obtained in person or by mail.
Due to coronavirus, the Town Clerk's office will issue 2020 dog licenses by mail only. The licenses can be obtained without a penalty from June 1 to July 31.
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 here) - check or money order only
- A self-addressed, stamped envelope
Town Clerk office will return any documents of proof that are sent to us via mail.
Reminder: 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 they can remove your information from their records.
Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order No. 7UU
Governor Lamont signed another executive order – the 48th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus. Executive Order No. 7UU enacts the following provisions:
- Mandatory COVID-19 testing for staff of private and municipal nursing homes, residential communities and assisted living agencies: Requires all staff of these facilities to be tested for COVID-19 weekly for the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency.
- Determination of suitable work: Allows the Connecticut Department of Labor to consider, when determining a worker’s eligibility for unemployment benefits, whether COVID-19 means returning to work would pose an unreasonable risk to the health of a member of that worker’s household.
Deadlines approaching for residents who lost health insurance due to job loss to qualify for coverage through Access Health CT
Connecticut residents who may have lost their jobs from a furlough or layoff within the last two months must act quickly if they would like to enroll in health care coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance marketplace.
In general, people who lost health insurance due to a job loss have 60 days to apply for coverage through Access Health CT, as that job loss is considered a “Qualifying Life Event.” This means that the deadline to enroll for anyone who lost their jobs in April is approaching fast.
To help residents maintain qualify and affordable health care coverage, Access Health CT recommends comparing options on AccessHealthCT.com to COBRA coverage, as the marketplace may offer a better, less expensive choice, and is the only place where people can qualify for financial help to lower their costs.
Access Health CT is working closely with the Connecticut Department of Labor and other entities to reach out to businesses that are in the process of reducing their workforce.
For more information, read the press release issued by Access Health CT.