New York State law requires that every person owning or harboring
a dog over the age of 4 months must obtain a license for that
dog. Beginning January 1st, 2011 licenses will be administered
by the individual municipalities and they will continue to be
Here's how it works:
Each licensed dog is assigned an identification number, which
is similar to your social security number in that it never changes,
is unique to the dog, and is assigned for life. The identification
number is assigned on the license tag, which should be affixed
to the dog's collar. The dog's identifying information
(supplied by you on the license application) is kept in a computerized
database that can be accessed should your dog ever become lost.
Fee Schedule: New as of January 1st, 2011.
Male neutered or
female spayed - $10.50
or female un-spayed, over 6 months - $15.50
war, police, hearing or service dogs) - No Fee
information if renewing online
will only be able to renew online if we have your pet's
current rabies vaccination certificate on file. If rabies vaccination
information is needed, simply mail, email or fax a copy of the
certificate to us and we will be happy to update the database.
This will allow you to then renew online.
will need to know your dog's license tag number to renew
online. Your pet's tag number can be found on the license
renewal form. You can also find the number on your pet's
license tag. If using the tag, you do not need to enter the
2408 prefix or the preceding zeroes. For example, if the tag
on your pet says 2408000001, then you would enter 1.
is a convenience fee applied automatically when you renew online.
The fee is $1.75 minimum, or 2.45%, whichever is greater.
... or download and print the
After completing the form, remit to your local Town Clerk,
either in person or by mail, with the following:
fee (see schedule to the left) made payable to
your Town Clerk
Spay / neuter
certificate (if applicable)
Proof of rabies
proof of exemption status
stamped envelope, (for return of license tag) if mailing