Dog Licensing


June is fast-approaching and it will soon be time to license all dogs once again.  It may be a great time to check to see if your furry 4 legged friends rabies vaccination is up to date.  Vaccinations are usually good for three years, after the initial one year shot.  You will find the rabies expiration date on the paperwork provided to you by your Veterinarian and if you have previously licensed your dog with the Town clerk, check to be sure that the most recent rabies date is recorded in the office.  Remember, Rabies is not going away, so we want to be sure our pets are protected!  This may also help us make the dog license month run smoothly..  Please, if you need to check your rabies on file, call the office at 860-364-5224.  If I do not answer please leave a message and I will return your call.

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statute 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.

For first time licensing, or if your dog's rabies vaccination has expired, you must include a valid rabies certificate in order to license your dog(s). To obtain the discounted license fee for spayed or neutered animals you must include a copy of the spay/neuter certificate.

The licensing fee is $19.00 for each unaltered dog or $8.00 for each spayed or neutered dog. 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.

Licenses may be obtained in person at the Sharon Town Clerk's office during normal business hours, Monday-Thursday 8:30am-12 & 1:00pm-4:00pm and Fridays 8:30am-12 noon. You may also obtain licenses via mail. Should you choose to use the mail option, please print the form and return it with full payment to Sharon Town Clerk,PO Box 224, Sharon,CT 06069, along with a self-addressed,stamped envelope for the return of the dog tags. Be sure to enclose proof of rabies vaccination and proof of neutering/spaying. Checks must be marked payable to the Sharon Town Clerk. Please complete a separate form for each dog.