Dog Ordinances Adopted by the Common Council as of July 1, 2014
All dogs being registered must have both rabies and parvovirus vaccination presented. A $99 fine will be assessed by the New Britain police department if your dog has not been given the parvovirus vaccination. The town clerk's office will continue to issue your dog license and tag.
Effective July 1, 2014, if you breed your dog(s), a new breeding permit is required through the police department. The breeders permit is $100. The animal control officer must inspect the premises used for breeding purposes.
Breeding permit holders must apply for a litter permit for each litter with the animal control division at the police department. The litter permit fee is $25. A maximum of two (2) litters per year is allowed. There will be a fine of $250, you will be responsible for all boarding fees for impounded dogs, and a charge of $20 per dog if you do not obtain a breeding permit.
Vicious and Dangerous Dog Registration
The police department can register your dog(s) as vicious or dangerous if your dog(s) has attacked, bitten, or injured human beings without provocation. In this case, your dog will be registered with the animal control division as vicious or dangerous; your dog must be microchipped and activated with the microchip company; signs must be posted on the residence of the dog; your dog must be muzzled when not inside the residence; your dog will not be left outside unattended; and your dog must be confined where it will not have access to children.
Neighborhood Dog License Survey
The New Britain police department and animal control are conducting a neighborhood survey to ensure all dogs are licensed. Save money and time by licensing your dog(s) today.
Dog License Fee Schedule
All dogs must be licensed in the state of Connecticut when they are six months old and then annually thereafter. The license period is June 1 through June 30. Dog licenses must be renewed each year by the June 30 expiration date. A $1.00 late penalty fee, per dog, will be charged for each month a license is not renewed, beginning on July 1.
Annual License Fee Per Dog
Proof of rabies and parvovirus vaccinations are required at the time of licensing. If your dog was spayed or neutered the previous year or if this is the first year you have owned the dog, documentation of the procedure is also required. Please submit the request for dog license form.
Mail the completed application, appropriate vaccination documentation, self-addressed envelope, and money order to:
Mark H. Bernacki - Town & City Clerk
City of New Britain - Dog License
27 West Main St - Room #109
New Britain, CT 06051
Fishing and hunting licenses are no longer processed in the town clerk's office. Residents with lifetime fishing licenses have lifetime use for all freshwater fishing. The state of Connecticut now requires a marine (or saltwater) fishing license on an annual basis even if you have a lifetime fishing license. All licenses including the marine fishing license can be purchased at:
Cabela's, 475 East Hartford Blvd North, East Hartford, CT, (860) 290-6200