Dog Liscensing

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 spay/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 August 1st, 2020.

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:


Ryan J. Curley

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


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

*Due to COVID-19 please make an appointment before visiting Town Hall. 860-342-6743