Attention: 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 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]

Notice of Adoption of Local Law #2 of 2021





            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Norwich, Chenango County, New York (the “Town Board”) at a special meeting thereof held on the 29th day of December 2021 duly adopted a local law, an abstract of which follows, which local law is subject to the permissive referendum provisions provided in Article 7 of the Town Law and Section 24 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. 


            Pursuant to Cannabis Law § 131, the Town Board adopted Local Law #2 of 2021 opting-out of allowing retail cannabis dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption establishments within the Town of Norwich.


            PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the foregoing local law was adopted subject to a permissive referendum. As such, said local law shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption, unless there shall be filed with the Town Clerk in the manner and time provided by the Town Law, a petition protesting the law and requesting that the matter be submitted to the electors of the Town for their approval or disapproval at a referendum as provided in the Town Law.


            Local Law #2 of 2021 shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State. Pursuant to Cannabis Law § 131, this local law is subject to a permissive referendum and thus may not be filed with the Secretary of State until the 30-day time period has elapsed to file a petition, or a referendum has been conducted approving this local law.


            A complete copy of Local Law #2 of 2021 is available for inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office, located at 157 County Road 32A in the Town of Norwich during regular business hours.


By order of the Town Board

Of the Town of Norwich, New York

Amy Winton, Town Clerk

Dated: December 29, 2021