Municipal officials are urging residents to renew their dogs’ licenses with the town, as a June 30 deadline nears.
Under state law, dogs are required to be licensed when they’re six months or older, and must have a rabies vaccination, according to Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm.
“We had over 2,700 licensed dogs last year and we’re going to pursue increasing that number,” Halm said.
The town does enforce a $75 fine for unlicensed dogs, she added.
Those with dogs that are not spayed or neutered pay a slightly higher licensing fee, Halm said.
New Canaan dog license renewals can be done online here for a $1.75 processing fee. In addition, according to a link provided by the Town Clerk’s office on the town website, “If you are licensing your dog for the first time in New Canaan, you will need to download an application at www.newcanaan.info under the Town Clerk’s section, and then mail that along with a valid rabies certificate and spay or neuter certificate, if applicable, to: Town Clerk, Dog Licensing, PO Box 447, New Canaan, CT 06840.”