NORWALK, Conn. -- It's time for all Norwalk dogs to have their licenses renewed for 2016, according to the Norwalk Town Clerk.
Last year, Norwalk issued a record 2,780 dog licenses. All these licenses must be renewed for 2016. Any new dogs over 6 months of age or currently unlicensed, should also register.
The 2016 dog licenses will be available June 1 in The Norwalk Town Clerk’s office. All currently registered dog owners will soon be receiving renewal notices in the mail.
The hours to purchase the licenses are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Thursdays, the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Renewals may also be mailed, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your return.
Under state law, all dogs must be licensed with the city. Owners of unlicensed dogs could be subject to a $75 fine.
The 2016 license is valid from July 1, 2016, until June 30, 2017. The fee for an neutered and spayed dog is $8, and the fee for an unneutered and unspayed dog is $19. In July, the fees increase by $1, and each month thereafter, another $1 is added to the original fee.
If expired, a current rabies certificates signed by a veterinarian must be presented to the office to comply with state law. If a dog has not been registered before, a neutering or spaying certificate must also be presented for the first time when registering if the dog has been altered.
The Town Clerk Office is located in Room 102, City Hall, 125 East Ave.
In addition, for the 12th year, the Norwalk Town Clerk and the Norwalk Animal Control Division will be co-sponsoring through the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, a low cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic.
The vaccination shot is available to all dogs or cats at a cost of $20, cash only. This event will be held Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Norwalk Animal Control Shelter at 13 S. Smith St. All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carriers.
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