New York State Law requires all dogs
four months old and older to be licensed in the Town in which the dog resides. Please be sure to bring proof of a current
rabies vaccination and a certificate of spaying/neutering, if applicable.
Apply for a dog license at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular hours or
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
If the dog is spayed or neutered, a certificate from a licensed veterinarian
or an affidavit from the owner showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered, unless this proof
is already on file with the clerk.
If applying by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped
envelope for return of your validated license and tag.
Application for a Dog License
Town of DeRuyter Dog Control Law:
In 1987 the Town Board adopted a Dog Control Law. Section 4 of that Local Law lists the
- No owner
shall permit or allow a dog to run at large within the Town of DeRuyter.
dog shall be permitted to chase or otherwise harass any person in such a manner as reasonable to
cause intimidation or to put such person in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm or injury; or
- No dog shall be permitted to chase, run alongside
of or bark at motorycycles, bicycles, animals or snowmobiles.
- No owner shall
fail to provide dogs with sufficient , good and wholesome food and water, proper shelter and protection
from the weather, veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering and with humane care and treatment.
This local law is enforced by the dog control officer of the Town of DeRuyter and his/her deputy. Any dog found
in violation of the provisions of this local law may be seized pursuant to the provisions of Section
118 of the Agriculture and Markets Law. Seized dogs may be redeemed by producing proof of
licensing and by paying the impoundment fees