Town Clerk

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61 Echo Lake Road
Watertown, CT 06795
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Ph: 860.945.5230
Fax: 860.945.2706
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Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dog License

Dog licenses are available at the office of the Town Clerk.

  • Dog licenses are valid for a one-year span; July 1st through June 30th.
  • Licenses can be obtained either by walk-in or by mail-in registration.
  • Licenses for the July 1st-June 30th cycle are available for purchase beginning June 1st.
Renewal notices are mailed the last week in May for notification for a dog that was licensed the previous cycle.

All new licenses require a copy of your dog’s current rabies certificate from a veterinarian. Renewal license notices will indicate whether proof of an updated rabies certificate is required. Licenses for new dogs that were not licensed in a prior year also require a copy of the spay/neuter certificate from the veterinarian if applicable. If licensing via walk-in registration, be sure to bring the required documents and payment with you at the time of application.

If licensing via mail-in registration, be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the required documents and proper payment. We will return any documents of proof that are sent to us via mail.


Neutered/Spayed Dogs $8.00
Non-Neutered/Spayed Dogs $19.00
Late licensing penalty $1.00 per month
Transfer of ownership $1.00 for new dog if already licensed
Lost tag $.50
Change of residence (town) $1.00
Kennel License $50.00 for up to 10 dogs / $100.00 for more than 10 dogs
Guide/Assistance Dogs Free

Payments can be made by either cash or check. Checks can be made payable to “Watertown Town Clerk”.

Dog License Application

Kennel License Application 

Animal Control Officers
195 French Street, Watertown, CT 06795
860-945-5217 or 860-945-5200

Judy Umstead

Emily Mosakowski