Bridgeport, CT Pet Licensing

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Bridgeport, CT.
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From: Ortiz, Frances

Good Morning –

We have a new online portal for FOI submissions. Please go to<> and where it reads “HOW DO I?” CLICK ON “Submit an FOI Request”. You can enter your FOI electronically on the web. This office doesn’t handle dog licensing etc.. I am also including the City Attorney’s Office on this request as well.

Have a great day!

From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all available dog licensing and registration data for animals within this jurisdiction.

Please include all available segregable data, including but not limited to:

• the type of animal
• the breed of the pet
• the pet's date of birth
• the pet's name
• the owner's address or applicable zip code
• any other available notes

Also, I am requesting that the data be sent in Excel format.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Cynthia Fernandez

From: Bridgeport FOI Record Center

Dear Cynthia Fernandez

The City of Bridgeport has received your request as of: June 12, 2017. We are reviewing your request and will contact you in writing when the requested information is available. Your request has been given the reference number W000371-061217 for tracking purposes.

Please note that pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, this City is not required to answer questions; the City is required to provide copies of all non-exempt documents.

Also, please be aware there are statutorily authorized costs associated with responding to your request, as set forth in C.G.S. Section 1-212 and if the anticipated fee for the document(s) you requested is greater than ten dollars, the City will require a deposit of the estimated copying cost prior to copying.

Very truly yours,


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From: Bridgeport FOI Record Center

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CITY OF BRIDGEPORT OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY 999 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604-4328
CITY ATTORNEY R. Christopher Meyer
DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY John P. Bohannon, Jr. ASSOCIATE CITY ATTORNEYS Mark T. Anastasi Richard G. Kascak, Jr. ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEYS Bruce L. Levin Eroll V. Skyers Russell D. Liskov amara J. Titre John R. Mitola Lawrence A. Ouellette, Jr. Ronald J. Pacacha Telephone (203) 576-7647 Tyisha S. Toms Facsimile (203)576-8252 Lisa R. Trachtenburg
RE: Freedom of Information Request of June 12, 2017, Reference # W000371-061217

Dear Cynthia,
The City of Bridgeport received a public information request from you on June 12, 2017. Your request mentioned:
"Any and all available dog licensing and registration data for animals within the City of Bridgeport. Include the following data in an Excel format: type of animal, breed of pet, pet's date of birth, pet's name, owner's address or zip code, and any other available notes. Please see request for further detail."
This letter is to inform you of  the status of your request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please be advised that the records you are seeking are available via a manual search of the land records at the Town Clerk’s Office. No further work will be done on this matter and your inquiry has been closed. Very truly yours, Tamara Titre OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY

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