Contact Us
Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport
Return to your home site


Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Pair Of New Vehicle Thefts Reported In Fairfield County

Westport Doggies Need Licenses, Too

Calling all Westport dog owners: If your pooch is more than 6 months old, it's almost time to get or renew your dog license. Beginning June 1, dog licenses and applications for new dog licenses can be picked up at the town clerk's office.

"Licensing your dog verifies that rabies immunization is up to date, as the dog owner must present a copy of the pet's rabies certificate when obtaining a license," Town Clerk Patricia Strauss said in a statement.

Dog licenses will be good from July 1 through June 30, 2012. If your dog is spayed or neutered, the cost for a license is $8. If not, the cost is $19. A $1 per month penalty will be added onto the original fee for license renewals issued after June 30.

If you don't get your dog licensed or your dog is found not wearing a current dog tag on its collar, you can be ticketed $75.

To get your license, stop by the town clerk's office, Room 105 in the Town Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may also mail payments and all required certificates, along with a self-addressed stamped return envelope, to Westport Town Clerk, P.O. Box 549, Westport, CT 06881.

Also, from now until June 30, the town clerk's office is holding a pet supply drive benefit the Westport Animal Shelter. New toys, bedding, towels and canned or dry dog food are being collected.

For more information about dog licensing or the pet drive, call 203-341-1110. To download an application for a new dog license, visit the town website .

Do you think dog licenses should be required? Please leave a comment below.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Westport Daily Voice!

Serves Weston & Westport

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.