Permits & Licenses Info

Dog License

Annual Fees: Spayed/neutered - $7.00 per dog; Unspayed/unneutered - $15.00 per dog
Where to Apply:

In person: Town Clerk's Office

                10540 Academy Lane

                Remsen, NY 13438


By mail: Remsen Town Clerk

            P.O. Box 308

            Remsen, NY 13438


A current Rabies Certificate and a Spay or Neuter Certificate (if applicable) should be presented to the Town Clerk at the time the application for a license is made. If applying by mail, all original documents will be returned with the newly issued license.
Dog License FAQs

Who is required to apply for a dog license?

The owner of any dog reaching the age of (4) four months shall immediately make application for a dog license. No license shall be required for any dog which is under the age of four months and which is not a large, or that is residing in a pound or shelter maintained by or under contract or agreement with the state or any county, city, town or village, duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, duly incorporated humane society or duly incorporated dog protective association.


How do I apply for a dog license?

Application for a dog license should be made to the Remsen Town Clerk. At the time the application is made, the applicant must present a certificate of current rabies vaccination signed by a licensed veterinarian. The applicant will also be required to present a current rabies vaccination certificate at the time of the license renewal upon the expiration of the rabies certificate on file.

In the case of a spayed or neutered dog, the applicant shall also present a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered.


Where do I apply for a dog license?

Application for a dog license may be made in person at the Remsen Town Clerk’s Office:

Remsen Town Hall

10540 Academy Lane

Remsen, NY 13438


Or by mail, addressed to:

Remsen Town Clerk

P.O. Box 308

Remsen, NY 13438



How much does a dog license cost?

For each spayed or neutered dog the annual fee is $7 (includes the State surcharge of $1 and $6 Local fee).

For each unspayed or unneutered dog the annual fee is $15 (includes the State surcharge of $3 and $12 Local fee).


What forms of payment are acceptable?

The Remsen Town Clerk’s Office accepts cash, checks, and money orders made payable to Remsen Town Clerk. If applying by mail, DO NOT SEND CASH.


How often do I need to renew my dog’s license?

A license shall be issued or renewed for a period of at least one year, provided, that no license shall be issued for a period expiring after the last day of the eleventh month following the expiration date of the current rabies certificate, for the dog being licensed. All licenses shall expire on the last day of the last month of the period for which they are issued.


Will I be provided with an identification tag for my dog?

Each dog licensed will, at the time the original license is filed, be assigned an identification number. The owner will be provided with an identification number tag which shall be affixed to a collar to be worn by the dog at all times.

No tag carrying an identification number shall be affixed to the collar of any dog other than the one to which that number has been assigned.


What happens in the event of a change in ownership/status of a dog?

In the event of a change in ownership of any dog which has been licensed in the Town of Remsen or a change in the address of the owner of record of any such dog, the owner of record shall, within ten days of such change, file with the Town Clerk a written report of such change. The owner of record shall be responsible for the dog in question until such filing or until the dog is licensed in the name of the new owner.

In the case of a dog’s death, the owner of record shall so notify the Town Clerk either prior to the renewal of licensure or upon the receipt of a renewal notice.  


Does the Town of Remsen issue Purebred licenses?

The Town of Remsen does not issue Purebred, Kennel or Sanctuary licenses. All dogs shall be licensed individually in accordance with the established fee schedule.

Dog License Application (PDF - 55.2 KB)
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