Dog Licenses


June is dog licensing month in East Haven.  Every dog, six months of age and older must be licensed by June 30th and wear a collar with license and rabies tags on it at all times.  A dog license can be purchased penalty free during the month of June at the Town Clerk’s Office.  Penalty fees will start July 1st.  A dog without a license tag is presumed to be unlicensed and is not protected by the law.  The East Haven Canine Officer will fine owners of unlicensed dogs.

If you are licensing your dog for the first time, please bring paperwork from your veterinarian indicating the date of rabies vaccination, date the vaccination expires, and if your dog has been neutered/spayed.

Also, when re-licensing your dog, if the rabies vaccination has expired, please bring in the paperwork from your veterinarian indicating the new date of rabies vaccination and the new expiration date.

A license can be purchased in person at the Town Clerk’s Office or by mail. License fees are $8.00 for spayed female or neutered male dogs and $19.00 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered for the month of June.  Checks are to be made payable to the East Haven Town Clerk.

Renewals may also be purchased online during the months of June, July and August with an additional processing fee of $2.50 at:

(Please note: there will be a late fee applied after June 30th of $1 per month)

If requesting a dog license by mail, please enclose the necessary rabies and spayed or neutered certificates, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Please mail to:

                                                East Haven Town Clerk’s Office

                                                250 Main Street

                                                East Haven, CT 06512          

The Town Clerk’s Office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  For more information, please call (203) 468-3201.

For the month of June, all licenses will be entered into a drawing for a special gift basket for your fur-baby! Drawing will be held July 1st and the winner will be contacted!

Click here for the new online dog licensing renewal website