Dog Licensing Fees

All dogs over the age of 6 months MUST be licensed

Dogs not registered prior to July 1 are considered late, and will be fined $1 per month per dog.

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. To avoid any delays or inconvenience to you, and to avoid penalties and/or fines, please visit the Town Clerk’s office before June 30 of the current year, or mail your renewal. Bring along a current rabies certificate and, if the dog is spayed or neutered, a spay or neuter certificate.

The cost of the license is $8.00 per dog if neutered or spayed, and $19.00 for an unneutered or unspayed dog. Licenses are renewed in Connecticut in June of each year. If you have not licensed your dog by June 30 of the current year there is a late penalty fee of $1.00 per month, per dog, in addition to the regular fees.

Other Fees

10 Tag Kennel$51.00
20 Tag Kennel$104.00

By law all cats must have current Rabies certificates, although they do not have to be licensed. Licenses may be renewed by mail or in person at the Town Clerk's office during business hours posted above.

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Instructions for Renewing Dog Licenses by Mail

  1. Update information regarding your dog(s) on the lower portion of the renewal letter on the reverse side. Please include any changes in address or phone number. Attach a separate sheet of paper to license additional dogs, and include requested information.
  2. Enclose the following:
    • A check made payable to Town of Mansfield (include $1.00 per dog per month penalty, if applicable)
    • A new rabies certificate, if the expiration date we have in our records has passed
    • A spaying or neutering certificate unless we already have the dog listed
    • A self-addressed stamped envelope for the license(s) and certificate(s) to be returned to you
  3. Detach lower portion of the notice we mailed to you and return, with the check and any necessary certificates. Certificates will be returned to you.
  4. If the dog is deceased or no longer in your possession, please write this on the form and return it to the address on the reverse side.

Protect Yourself and Your Family From Rabies

The barrier between wildlife and your family are your pets. Please vaccinate both pets and strays you feed.

The most common signs of rabies are:

  • falling over
  • inability to move
  • walking as if drunk
  • aggressive behavior

If your pet has open wounds, DO NOT handle the animal without first putting on latex gloves.