Dog License

In New York State you are required to obtain a Dog License after your dog reaches 4 months old.

The License must be renewed every year

Application Process


  • Make application in person at the office of the City Clerk
  • You must bring with you proof that your dog has up to date rabies vaccination
  • If your dog is spayed or neutered proof must be submitted
  • Discounts are given to Senior Citizens over 65 years of age (proof of age required)
  • Payments can be made by cash, check or money order


Renewal Process

Your dog license renewal can be processed in person or by mail.

  • Follow the directions on your Renewal Applications
  • Bring or mail proof of rabies vaccination
  • Bring or mail proof of spayed or neutered Dogs
  • Bring or mail proof of owners age if 65 years of age to receive the discount
  • Payment can be made by cash, check or money order.
  • Enclose a self – addressed stamped envelope




Male (neutered) Male (unneutered)    

New License         20.00                           New License  30.00

Renewal                15.00                           Renewal         25.00


Female (spayed) Female (unspayed)

New License         20.00                           New License   30.00

Renewal                15.00                           Renewal          25.00


The senior discount is $5.00

The late fee for an expired dog license is $15.00

 If your dog is brought to the SPCA and must be redeemed the fees are as follows:

1st offense    $65.00

2nd offense   $125.00

3rd offense   $175.00

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