Reminder to Register Your Dog

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Photo by Kathy Dunai

Is Suffield resident Sami Urch wearing his tag?

Connecticut State Law requires that all dogs six months of age or older be licensed in the town of residency. Proof of current rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering, if applicable, must be provided at the time of the application. Rabies tags alone are not an accepted proof of vaccination. After June 30, by law there will be an additional charge of $1.00 per month for each month the dog is not licensed.

The yearly dog registration period set by State mandate runs from June 1st through May 31.

All fees are set by Connecticut State statute and are: $8 for dogs who are spayed or neutered and $19 for dogs who are not spayed or neutered.

Renewal reminders have been mailed in May for currently licensed dogs. Payment may be made via cash or check. No credit cards will be accepted.

If you are unable to come to Town Hall, the town clerks office also accepts dog license renewals by mail. If the rabies certificate on file is current, please return the renewal form sent to you and payment. If the dog’s rabies certificate has expired, please forward a copy of the current and active rabies certification so we may update our data. The 2018 license will then be mailed to you. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. We continue to honor the tradition of recognizing those service dogs who reside in Suffield by graciously awarding them one of the first ten tags.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the town clerk’s office at 860-668-3880.

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