Town of Clayton Delaware Established in 1887

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Dog Registration & Licensing
Registration Guidelines
All dogs over six (6) months old must be registered with the Town of Clayton.
  • There is a yearly $3 registration fee.
  • You must present a State license at the time of registration.  State law requires that all dogs six (6) months of age or older must be licensed.  Licenses are issued for the calendar year, Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 and can be purchased for one, two, or three-year periods.  Proof of current rabies vaccination is required at the time the license is issued.  Fee waived for seeing-eye, guide or lead dogs, or dogs that have former U.S. Military service.  For a spayed or neutered dog the fee is $10.00 (one year), $20.00 (two years), and $30.00 (three years).  For an unaltered dog the fee is $15.00 (one year), $30.00 (two years), and $45.00 (three years).  You can purchase your license on-line or by mail.  On-line purchase through a credit card can be made at  By mail complete the mail-in license application found at, along with a check or money order, a copy of your dog's current rabies vaccination certificate, and if applicable, proof of spay/neuter to:  Delaware Dog Licensing, c/o PetData, PO Box 141929, Irving, TX  75014.  In person - currently available in New Castle County only.  The Office of Animal Welfare is seeking licensing partners in Kent and Sussex Counties.  You can visit at the following websites:,,  Questions?  Call 877-730-6347
  • Licenses can also be obtained from Yarn & Bone Pet Supply Company, 129 N. Main Street, Suite 1, Camden, DE  19934.  (302) 423-8889
  • Only two (2) dogs are allowed per household in accordance with the Town of Clayton Ordinance 4.1-6.
  • The Town of Clayton enforces the leash law.

Download the Dog Registration & Licensing Form

Animal Control
Animal control (stray dogs) is currently provided by Safe Haven. 

If you have a dog problem, please contact Safe Haven at (302) 674-8686.
or visit their website.

Town of Clayton
P.O. Box 1130
414 Main Street
Clayton, DE 19938

Ph: (302) 653-8419
Fx: (302) 653-2017
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