Annual Dog License


Connecticut State Law requires that all dogs in the state be licensed by the age of six months. The license must be renewed each year in June. Proof of current rabies vaccination and a spayed/ neuter certificate must be provided.

Annual fees are $8.00 for a spayed or neutered dog and $19.00 for an unaltered dog. There is a $1.00 per month per dog late fee starting July 1st, 2021.

There are 4 Ways to License your Dog:

1) MAIL -    1. Mail a Dog License Form 2. Cash, Check, or Money Order 3. Current rabies                    certificate, and 4. a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

                        Michael Tierney

                        Town Clerk

                        P.O. Box 71 

                        Portland, CT 06480

2) EMAIL - 1.  Complete a Credit Card Authorization Form, 2. Current rabies certificate                        and 3. Send to

                  *Note: You must save the pdf form to your computer first in order to save


3) ONLINE - Create a user ID at

                                                     If licensing on the HitsLabs website, be sure to

                                                     upload the rabies vaccination and spayed/ neuter certificate

4) IN PERSON - Come to the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours.