New York State Law requires all dogs over four months of age to be licensed in the Towns where they reside. Even if you are not the dog owner, if you harbor a dog for more than 30 days, you are required by NYS Law to obtain a license for the dog.

You must apply for the initial license at the Town Clerk’s office, which is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am to 2pm, Wednesday 4pm-7pm. The annual fees are $5.00 for spayed/neutered dogs, and $13.00 for intact dogs, plus a one time collar tag fee of $1.00. Annual proof of current Rabies vaccination for all dogs, and one-time proof of spay/neutering for spayed/neutered dogs is required.

Initial Licensing Template


Annual license renewals may be made by mail. You will receive a renewal notice in early August. All dog licenses in the Town of Piercefield expire annually on August 31st.


If you have a complaint about someone’s dog, please call our Dog Control Officer Kim Kopp at 518-637-1382 or email