Dog Licenses

Dog licenses for city residents are purchased at City Hall.  The fee is set from time to time by NYS and the Common Council, however, it is currently $10 for a spayed/neutered dog and $20 for an intact dog.  The owner must provide proof of valid rabies vaccination or a signed note from the veterinarian indicating a valid reason why the dog cannot be vaccinated.

Multi-Year Dog License Renewals Available
The State of New York has amended Section 110 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, effective January 15, 2006, to allow the issuance of multiple-year dog licenses for up to three (3) years. The authority to issue multiple year licenses is at the discretion of the issuing municipality.

At its regular meeting of November 21, 2006, the City of Oneonta Common Council approved a resolution to authorize the City Clerk’s Office to sell multiple year dog licenses beginning with the December 2006 dog license renewals. However, no multi-year license shall be issued for a period longer than the rabies vaccination (e.g., if rabies vaccination expires in 2.5 years, the license can only be issued for two years).

Dog owners are NOT obligated to renew for multiple years. It is an option available if they choose to do so.

For further information, please contact the City Clerk at 432.6450.