New York State requires that all dogs over the age of four months be licensed by the local municipalities. Originally, such licensing was to determine who owned dangerous dogs; now licensing is done to be sure that all dogs have current rabies vaccinations, something which protects the dog, their owner, and the rest of the community.
New licenses may be obtained either in person at the Town Clerk's Office or by mail. To license by mail you need to submit the following information: proof of a current rabies vaccination, proof of spaying or neutering, a check payable to Town of Perinton for the appropriate amount, and a self addressed stamped envelope. Make sure the dog's type, color, name, and birth year are included in the information.
The annual licensing fee for an unneutered or unspayed dog is $20.00, and $10.00 if spayed or neutered. The town has instituted a $5.00 discount for our senior residents 65 and older. Please include proof of age to receive this discount.
The license will be processed and we will return all proofs to you with the license, and lifetime tag.
The Dog Census is in the final stages. Our animal control officer is sending out 2nd requests to residences that didn't respond to the initial mailing.
Anyone with questions regarding licensing their dog or the dog census should call the Town Clerk's office at 223- 0770 or email us.