Register/License Your Dog

Connecticut state law requires all pet owners to license their dogs. Licensing also provides vaccination and sterilization benefits for pets.

  •  All dogs over six months must be licensed.
  • All dogs must be licensed by June 30th of each year. A one dollar fee will be charged for each month late.
  • All dogs must have a current rabies vaccination.


Bring proof that your dog has been vaccinated for rabies and is spayed or neutered to:

The Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter
81 Fournier Street – New Haven
(203) 946-8110
open 12:30 to 4:30pm, Monday to Saturday


The City Town Clerk’s Office
200 Orange Street – New Haven
(203) 946-8349
open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday


 Licensing fees:
$8 spayed/neutered; $19 if not spayed/neutered.
*Failure to register your dog can result in fines/penalties.