• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.


New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Animal Control: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I just moved to the City and my dog is licensed in another town in CT.  Do I need to transfer the license?

A: Yes.  Just take your current license and rabies certificate to the City Clerk and ask to transfer the license.  The cost is $.50 (fifty cents).

Q: Is there an inexpensive way to get my pet vaccinated for rabies?  

A: Yes.  luvmypet.com offers weekly vaccination clinics at locations such as Petco in Waterford (just across the street from the Crystal Mall).  Bring proof of prior vaccination to get a 3-year vaccine.  Please visit their webpage for accurate fees, dates, and times.

Q: Where can I get my pet spayed or neutered a bit cheaper? 

A: TEAM’s mobile vehicle travels the area and will spay or neuter and administer vaccinations for rabies for cats only for less than $70.  There phone number is 1-888-367-8326.  Dogs can be a bit trickier.  Friends of Animals offers discounted certificates that are only valid at certain veterinarians.  Call them at 1-800-321-7387 for more information.

Q: Do I have to pick up after my dog?  

 A: Absolutely!  Besides the fact that it’s just rude to let that sort of stuff lie around, it is the law.  There is a $75 fine if you are caught letting your dog go and not picking it up. 

Q: Is there a leash law in New London? 

 A: The only place leashes are absolutely required is in City parks and playgrounds.  The fine for allowing your dog to be off-leash in a park or playground is $75.  Otherwise, the law simply states that your dog must be under your control.  The law never states your dog must be leashed.  However, if your dog runs away while walking off-leash, you are now in violation of the law, and the fine for having a roaming dog is $92.  Roam in a City park or playground and you can be fined for both violations.