All dogs in Easton must be licensed. Per CT General Statute Sec.22-338, all dogs over the age of 6 months must be licensed by the Town Clerk annually on or before June 30th. The license is valid from July 1st through June 30th. All licensed dogs must wear the tag on a collar around their neck. Dogs new to you that are 6 months old or older must be licensed within 30 days of obtaining them.
New Dog Licenses (U.S. Mail or In person)
To license your dog, please print Connecticut Dog License Application (or pick up in Town Clerk’s office), and either mail or bring in person to the Town Clerk’s office.
$8.00 for a spayed or neutered dog
$19.00 for an unsprayed or unneutered dog
Late fee (after the month of June) $1.00 per month
*Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.
*When licensing a dog for the first time, provide certificate of spaying or neutering from a veterinarian.
Please provide the documentation and fees (check payable to: Town of Easton) as outlined above, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Postage: 1-3 tags 1 Forever Stamp; if more than 3 tags, please check postage.
Town of Easton
225 Center Road
Easton, CT 06612
Renewal Dog Licenses (Online, U.S. mail or in person)
For privacy and security reasons, in order to renew online, you must have your current license year and dog tag number available in order to access the system. You can locate this number either on the paper license or the actual dog tag on the dog. In addition, if your dog’s rabies vaccination has expired since the last time you licensed your dog, you must provide documentation (tags do not qualify) from the veterinarian showing the new expiration date. (If you are renewing online, you must have the ability to scan these documents into any valid Windows' Image format, such as JPEG, TIFF, GIF, BMP or PNG. Please note: PDF format is not accepted.) No licenses will be renewed without this information. If your dog is newly spayed or neutered, you must provide documentation from the veterinarian.
Your online renewal license(s) and tag(s) will be mailed to you.
Renewal Licensing Online Fees
Licensing fees listed above also apply to online renewals. Each transaction will be subject to a convenience fee which will be paid directly to Official Payments.
$1.00 Debit; $1.95 Credit Cards (American Express NOT accepted); $2.00 E-Check
Transfers from Other Towns within Connecticut (In person only)
If you have moved to Easton and your dog is currently licensed in another Connecticut town, you can transfer the dog’s license for a $0.50 fee.
If you acquire a dog that is already licensed by its prior owner In Easton, you may transfer ownership to your name for $1.00
Lost Tags (In person only)
If your dog loses its tag, a replacement may be obtained for $0.50.
Kennel Licenses (U.S. Mail or In person)
Kennel licenses are available in groups of 10 tags. The fee is $51.00. Late fee $10.00.
Guide Dogs (In person only)
Any blind, deaf or mobility impaired person who is owner or keeper of a dog trained to guide and assist him shall receive a license and tag for such dog, and no fee shall be charged. Also, dogs between 6 months and 1 year of age, placed for training as guide dogs, shall also receive a license and tag at no fee, provided satisfactory evidence presented that the dog was placed by an organization which supplies such guide dogs. Therapy dogs do not qualify for a "no fee" license and tag.
Rabies Exemption Certificates
Per CT State Statute, no license may be issued unless a valid rabies certificate, signed by a licensed veterinarian, and including the date of vaccination and duration of immunity, is submitted to the Town Clerk, EXCEPT to those possessing a rabies vaccination exemption certificate issued by the State Veterinarian or Commissioner of Agriculture or the Commissioner's designee. Such certificate is valid for one year. A letter of exeption from your local veterinarian will not be accepted.
Violation of the licensing law carries a fine to be imposed by the Animal Control Officer. You may receive a postcard notification in the mail for failure to license your dog. If so, please contact Animal Control with any questions (203) 268-9172.