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It's that time of year again!  Time to renew your dog's license!

*Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, dog licenses will be renewed by mail only. Please follow the instructions in your renewal notice (mailed out 5/18/20) and plan to make payment by check or credit card authorization.  All dog licenses will be mailed to you. Per Executive Order 7II, the imposition of the late fee for obtaining a dog license this year is extended from July 1 to Aug 1, 2020.

Current rabies shots are required, so if you need to get an updated rabies shot for your dog, please contact your vet.  Due to COVID distancing protocols, clinics have not been scheduled at this time.  If this changes, we will notify you.

Dog Licensing

Fillable / Printable Dog Licensing Form

State law requires all dogs over six months of age to be licensed. Dog licenses are issued throughout the year; however, renewal of current licenses takes place during the months of May and June.

**Due to COVID-19 social distancing and safety measures, Dog Licenses can ONLY be obtained BY MAIL (until further notice):
Canton Town Clerk 
c/o Dog Licensing
PO Box 168
Collinsville, CT 06022

Please include:
  • Completed Dog Licensing Form
  • Current rabies certificate (or documentation of current rabies vaccination due date)
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • $19 for an unaltered dog, or $8 for a spayed/neutered dog
  • For License RENEWALS: Add $1 per month if after July 31st
A $75 fine will be imposed by the Animal Control Officer on unlicensed dogs in accordance with the State Law. 

Per Connecticut State Statute Section 22-338, all Dogs must be vaccinated against rabies and owners must submit a certificate to the Town Clerk when licensing their dog. 


Lost Dog or Stray

For a lost or roaming Dog, please contact Animal Control Officer Beverly LaPlume at 409-4205 or 693-0221. She can also be reached at Dept of Agriculture's Animal Population Control Program


Help with Wildlife

Questions or problems about wildlife? 

Call the DEEP at 860-424-3011.

Contact Us

Beverly LaPlume

Office: (860) 409-4205Office: (860) 409-4205Office: (860) 409-4205Office: (860) 409-4205

Mobile: (860) 693-0221Fax: (860) 693-0221


Location: Canton Police Dept, 45 River Road, Canton, CT 06019