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City of New Britain Reminds Residents that June is Dog Licensing Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2021
City of New Britain Reminds Residents that June is Dog Licensing Month

New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin Stewart and New Britain Town Clerk Mark H. Bernacki announced that the Town Clerk’s Office will be licensing dogs for the new fiscal year throughout the entire month of June. All existing dog licenses will expire June 30th and will need to be renewed as well.

“It is important to register your dog with the City as part of our effort to keep our furry friends happy and healthy,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “The simple registration process helps identify dogs that may run off and allows them to be quickly reunited with their family.”

The registration fee for unaltered male and female dogs is $19.00 per dog, or $8.00 each for neutered or spayed dogs. A $1.00 penalty per month is imposed for each dog not registered by June 30th. In order to register a dog the City of New Britain requires valid rabies and parvovirus certificates as well as a certificate from a veterinarian if the dog has been neutered or spayed since the last dog license was issued.

“According to state law, all dogs over six months of age must be registered and receive a numbered dog tag,” said New Britain Town Clerk Mark Bernacki. “The City has also made it a public safety priority to have dogs immunized for rabies and the deadly parvovirus. In addition, if you breed dogs, kennel and liter permits will be required.”

The New Britain Police Department will be holding a low cost Rabies and Parvovirus vaccine clinic on Sunday June 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Linden Street Police Substation. Representatives from the Town Clerk’s Office will also be there to help residents register their dog.

The Town Clerk’s Office has set up the dog license application form online at www.newbritainct.gov. Select City Services / Town Clerk / Licenses to get to the Town Clerk web page. Scroll down and click on Request for Dogs License Form to download the form. If you wish to submit and pay for the license(s) by mail, return the license application form, your dog(s) vaccination certificates, a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check payable to the New Britain Town Clerk Office.

Media Contact:
Rachel Zaniewski
Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Mayor Erin E. Stewart (860) 826-3302 rachel.zaniewski@newbritainct.gov

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