License By New Owners

Anyone who becomes owner or keeper of an unlicensed dog over 6 months old must license the dog within 30 days of acquisition. If the new owner presents satisfactory evidence that the dog was obtained from a licensed kennel or animal welfare organization, or was imported into the state within 30 days, no penalties for late licensing shall be charged.

Any person becoming owner of an already-licensed dog may present the license and tag to the Town Clerk of the town in which he resides and, for a fee of $1, shall receive a new license and tag in his name. The Town Clerk must retain the old license.