25 Hecker Avenue
Darien, CT 06820
The mission of the Darien Police Department’s Municipal Animal Control Officer (MACO) is to preserve the safety of persons and pets, prevent the spread of rabies in domestic animals, and enhance the quality of life in the Town of Darien. This is accomplished by investigation of complaints, recommendations and guidance for removal of sick, and injured wildlife and assistance with sick/injured domestic animals, as well as proactive efforts to gain compliance with Town of Darien ordinances, rules and regulations, and state laws.
The Municipal Animal Control Officer enforces state laws and town ordinances involving dog complaints, animal bites and wildlife-related incidents.
Dog Licensing Facts:
Beginning November 1, 2018 citations will be issued to any dog owners found delinquent of renewing or obtaining a dog license. Dog licensing is due every June 1st to the 30th. Licenses can ONLY be obtained or renewed through the Town Clerk's Office at Darien Town Hall. Renewals can be completed annually through the mail during the month of June. A current rabies certificate is needed to obtain the license as well. Any questions should be directed to the Town of Darien Municipal Animal Control Officer (MACO) at (203) 662-5345. The MACO is frequently on patrol but regularly checks messages. Please leave a message on voicemail or if it is an emergency you can contact Darien Police Communications at 203-662-5300.
Dog licensing is mandated by the State of Connecticut, C.G.S. 22-349.
Animal Control Officer
Phone: (203) 662-5345
Hours: 8:00 A.M to 3:30 P.M.
Monday through Friday