Per CT State Statue Sec. 22-337, every dog, except dogs kept under a kennel license as provided in Section 22-342, must be licensed when it becomes six months old and then annually every June. The Town Clerk issues the dog licenses for the dogs in his or her town.
Licenses may be obtained either in person or by mail. Bring with you an updated rabies certificate as of July 1st of the current year, and/or notice of spaying/neutering if necessary and the appropriate fee to license your dog. If submitting by mail, you must also include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license and any paperwork. We accept either cash or checks made payable to “Madison Town Clerk”.
Spayed or Neutered dog $8.00
Intact dog $19.00
If renewing after the deadline of June 30th, there is a $1.00 late fee assessed per dog for each month late. Ex: July $1.00, August $2.00 etc.
If renewing by mail, please include the appropriate licensing fee and late fee per dog for the month in which your renewal will be postmarked, or your check will not be accepted. Please also include a self-addressed stamped envelope with extra postage and the completed Request Form Opens a New Window. .
We do ask that if our records include a dog that you no longer own, please email or call us so we can update our records.
Any blind, deaf or mobility impaired person who is owner or keeper of a dog trained to guide and assist him shall receive a license and tag for such dog, and no fee shall be charged. Also, dogs between six months and one year of age, placed for training as guide dogs, shall receive a license and tag at no fee, provided satisfactory evidence is presented that the dog was placed by an organization which supplies such guide dogs.
License By New Owners
Anyone who becomes owner or keeper of an unlicensed dog aged six months old or older must license the dog within 30 days of acquisition.
Licensing When Owner Moves
Any person becoming owner of an already CT licensed dog may present the license and tag to the town clerk and, for a fee of $1.00, shall receive a new license and tag in his name. If a dog owner moves his residence to another town, he must present the license and tag to the town clerk of his new town who, for a fee of $.50, issues a new license and tag. The Town Clerk must retain the old license and tag in both these instances.