NOTICE TO TOWN OF NORWICH DOG OWNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that New York State Law requires all dogs 4 months of age and older to be licensed? Licensing ensures that all dogs have been properly vaccinated against rabies for the protection of both you and your neighbors. The license also makes it easier to locate the owner of a lost dog when it is found. Any dog harbored at an address for more than 30 days must be licensed.
How do I license my dog?
Licensing your dog is easy!
♦You can come to the Town Clerk’s Office with current rabies certificate and payment, or print out a Dog Licensing Form found on our website at https://townofnorwichny.gov. Simply follow the directions and return the completed form, required documentation, and payment by mail or in person to the Norwich Town Clerk’s Office located at 157 County Road 32A.
♦ Fee: $7 Spayed/neutered, $14 not spayed/neutered
♦Every year we will mail you a renewal license for your convenience.
♦Any dog found to be unlicensed will be subject to an appearance ticket and a fine.
♦You may view the Town’s Local Dog Licensing Law on the website.
The Dog Control Officer (DCO) is appointed by the Town to assist in the enforcement of NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets Article 7: Licensing, Identification and Control of Dogs and local laws. The DCO is authorized to serve appearance tickets when violations of Article 7 or local laws have been committed. Any person who observes a dog in violation of these laws may file a complaint with the DCO. Any dog running loose may be picked up by the DCO and transported to the Chenango County SPCA, resulting in an additional fee charged to the owner by the SPCA prior to the dog’s release.
For more information, contact the Town Clerk
Phone: 607-337-2301 Email: [email protected]