Beginning June 1, dog licenses may be obtained from the Town Clerk's office. All dogs over six months must be licensed, said Town Clerk Patricia Strauss.

"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," said Strauss. "A $75 infraction will be issued for any non-licensed dog and for any dog not wearing a current dog tag attached to a collar around its neck or body."

Fees for dog licenses are: $8 for neutered male or spayed female, and $19 for male or female. There will be a $1 penalty per month for renewal licenses issued after June 30.

Dog licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk's office, Room 105 in Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; or by mailing payment, and required certificate(s), (all certificates will be returned with license), along with a self-addressed stamped return envelope to: Westport Town Clerk, P.O. Box 549, Westport, CT 06881.

Licenses being sold will cover the term from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011.

For more information regarding dog licensing, call (203) 341-1110, or to download an application for dog licensing, (new dogs only), visit the town's website, www.west and click on Dog Licenses and Fees.