Dog Information

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Dog Licenses

New York State Law requires every dog over four months of age to be licensed annually by the local municipality in which they reside.  The Town of Perinton issues licenses for dogs located in the Town of Perinton & the Village of Fairport.  The Town’s dog licensing policy is governed by Chapter 78 of the Town Code entitled “Animals.”  Once a dog is licensed, the Town Clerk’s office will mail renewal notices on an annual basis.

New Dog Licenses can be obtained in person at the Town Clerk’s Office or by mail. Here is the application for a new dog license.

Required Information to obtain a Dog License:

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination*
  • Proof of spay or neuter, if applicable*
  • Name of Veterinary Office that administered rabies vaccination
  • Name, address, phone number and e-mail address of dog owner
  • Description of dog (breed, color, name & birth year)
  • Payment of the appropriate fee
  • Proof of age if over age 65 and requesting a senior discount

*Once required information is entered into the Town dog license data base, actual documents are returned to owner along with the license form & permanent license tag.


Dog License Fees:

  • Un-neutered or un-spayed dog      $20
  • Spayed/neutered dog                     $10
  • Senior discount - subtract $5 from above fees if the owner of the dog is over 65 years of age
  • Payment accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card.  (Checks payable to the Town of Perinton)