Dog Licenses

Due to the unprecedented demand for ballots, beginning October 1 until November 6, the Town Clerk’s office will only be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

the town clerk’s office is open to provide services by appointment only.  please call us at 860-584-6200 ext. 0 or email us at TOWNCLERK@BRISTOLCT.GOV.


If your dog is six months or older, State law requires that you obtain a license in the town where you reside. In order to obtain a license you must submit a current rabies vaccination certificate issued by your veterinarian. If the dog has been altered, you will also need to submit a spayed/neutered certificate from your veterinarian.


You should renew your dog license by mail no later than July 31, 2020. To renew the license by mail, please include the following:

  • A note with your name, address, telephone number, and your dog’s name, breed and color.
  • A copy of your dog’s updated rabies and if applicable, a spayed/neutered certificate.
  • The fee for spayed/neutered dog is $8.00.  The fee for male/female dog is $19.00.
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • For licenses renewed after July 31, 2020 there is a State penalty of $1.00/month.

Mail the above information, rabies certificate, fee and if applicable, spayed/neutered certificate to:

Bristol Town Clerk
111 North Main Street
Bristol, Connecticut  06010

You may also renew the license in-person at the Town Clerk’s office.


  • Male/Female license - $19.00
  • Neutered/Spayed license - $8.00
  • Replacement tag - $0.50
  • Transfer of ownership - $1.00
  • Change of residence (town) - $0.50
  • State of CT late penalty - $1.00/month