If your dog is over six months of age, State of Connecticut law requires that you license your dog. Dog licenses are issued throughout the year; however, renewal of current licenses takes place during the month of June. A current rabies certificate is required to license your dog. To receive a reduced licensing fee proof of spaying or neutering is required. If your dog was licensed in Farmington last year, you will receive a renewal notice the first week in June. The expiration date of the rabies certificate currently on file with the Town Clerk's office and neutering or spaying status will be on the renewal notice. If the date of the rabies certificate on the renewal notice has passed, an updated certificate will need to be presented before a license can be issued. The current licensing fees are as follows:
|Dog Licensing Fees
|Spayed or Neutered
|NOT Spayed or Neutered
|Transfer from another Connecticut Town
|Replacement for lost tag
|Per Month penalty for late registration
Town of Farmington Code for Dogs
78-2. Prohibited Acts
A. To allow such dog to roam at large upon the land of another and not under control of the owner or keeper or the agent of the owner or keeper, or to allow such dog to roam at large on any portion of any public highway and not attended by and under control of such owner or keeper or his agent; the unauthorized presence of any dog on the land of any person other than the owner or keeper of such dog or on any portion of a public highway, when such dog is not attended by and under the control of such owner or keeper, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of the provisions of this Article.
It shall be a violation of this Article for any owner or keeper of a dog:
B. To obstruct or attempt to obstruct the canine control officer or warden engaged in the discharge of such person's duties.
C. To perpetrate any act of cruelty upon any dog or any other animal.
D. Not to have a tag or plate on a collar around the neck or on a harness on the body of such dog.
E. Not to have complied with any order or regulation relating to rabies applicable to such dog.
F. To abandon or neglect or cruelly treat any such dog.
G. Not to have such dog licensed in the Town Clerk's office as required by state law.
H. To allow such dog to inflict damage or harm to human beings, domestic animals or property.
I. To allow such dog to go on a highway and growl, snap, bite or otherwise annoy any person or domestic animal lawfully using such highway or chase or interfere with any motor vehicle so using such highway.
J. To permit such dog to become a nuisance by reason of vicious disposition or excessive barking or any other disturbance or by permitting such barking or other disturbance when such is a source of annoyance to any sick person residing in the immediate vicinity.
K. To crop or cut or cause to be cropped or cut off the whole or any part of the ear of a dog unless such person is a registered veterinarian surgeon.
L. Not to clean up or dispose of immediately any feces or other waste matter discharged by a dog on public property, including highways and sidewalks, or on any private property not owned or controlled by the owner agent or keeper of the dog.
78-3. Violations and Penalties Any person violating any of the above provisions shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). The town canine control officer or warden shall issue citations for violations of any provisions set forth above. All moneys received shall be remitted to the Office of the Tax Collector.