Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §22-338, the owner of each dog over the age of six (6) months must license their dog(s) with the Office of the Town Clerk in the town of residence no later than the 30th of June each year. There is a $1.00 per month late fee assessed for overdue licenses. Failure to license your dog(s) is punishable by a fine in the amount of $75.00 per dog.
The licensing fee is $8.00 for each spayed or neutered dog and $19.00 for each unaltered dog. To obtain the discounted license fee for newly spayed or neutered animals you must provide a copy of the spay/neuter certificate. If your dog's rabies vaccination expired after you licensed him/her last year, you must also provide a current rabies certificate in order to obtain a new license. Note: a Rabies Clinic is offered each June.
Licenses may be obtained in person from the Kent Town Clerk's office during normal business hours; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. You may also obtain licenses by mail. To license by mail, please print out and complete this form and return it with full payment to the Town Clerk, P.O. Box 843 in Kent, CT, 06757, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of dog tags. Checks should be made payable to "Town of Kent". Please complete a separate form for each dog you must license.