DOG LICENSE INFORMATION
The Town Clerk’s Office acts as the issuing
agent for dog licenses in the Town of Kirkwood. Regulations are covered in
both the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York and various Town
of Kirkwood Local Laws.
OBTAINING A LICENSE
Dogs must be licensed in Kirkwood when the dog reaches four months of age. Rabies vaccination may be administered after the puppy reaches three months of age. NYS law provides one month to allow the owner to have their animal vaccinated prior to licensing.
An owner who fails to license a dog or fails to renew a dog license can be subject to a fine of not less than $25.00.
Application is made at the Town Clerk’s
Office. They may be done in person or through the mail. If requested by
mail, a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be provided.
For a spayed or neutered dog, a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered, must accompany the application unless the certification is already on file. If submitted by mail, the certificate will be copied for the files and returned to you.
Certificate of Rabies vaccination, or a certificate by a licensed veterinarian stating why the life of the dog would be endangered by the vaccine, must accompany application. If submitted by mail, the certificate will be copied for the files and returned to you.
In the case of a guide dog, satisfactory proof that the dog is in fact used for that purpose.
$13.00 Spayed Female/Neutered
$19.00 Unspayed/Unneutered Male
DOG CONTROL LOCAL LAW
For additional information contact the Dog Control Officer at 775-4353 or the Town Clerk at 775-1966.
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