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 Tuesdays from 7-9pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 3pm. The annual fees are $4.50 for spayed/neutered dogs, and $12.50 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 Dog License 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 refer to the “Contact Us” page to notify Piercefield Dog Control Officer Ronda Williams. You may refer to the Town of Piercefield Dog Control Law on the “Documents” sub-page under “Official Business” on this website to identify the specific nature of your complaint.

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