The NYS Agriculture & Markets Law states that ALL dogs four months and older shall be licensed and that a current rabies certificate must be kept on file.
Obtaining the original license is done in the Town Clerk’s office. A current rabies certificate must be presented, as well as a spayed/neutered certificate, if applicable. Each dog will be assigned an official ID number and a corresponding tag will be presented to the owner. The ID tag number is valid for the life of the dog.
Licenses are in effect for one year. They must be renewed annually prior to the expiration date. Renewal forms will be sent directly to the owner.
The Town of Cornwall’s Local Law has set the fees as follows:
--$10 for each spayed/neutered dog
--$20 for each un-spayed/un-neutered dog
--Guide dogs are exempt from fees but are still required to be licensed
--Senior Citizens (65 & older) receive town discount
The owner of any unlicensed dog that is seized by a Police Officer will be subject to fines as per the Town of Cornwall’s Local Dog Law.
For further information, please call Jennifer McCormick, Town Clerk, Town of Cornwall, at 845-534-9100.
REMEMBER, EVERY PERSON OWNING OR HARBORING A DOG IN THE TOWN OF CORNWALL OR VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON MUST OBTAIN A DOG LICENSE.