Dog licensing in Perinton and Fairport

Click here for printer-friendly version

Love me?  License me!  It’s the Law!

Dog licenses are issued in the Town Clerk’s office, with annual renewals, in compliance with NYS Agriculture & Markets Law, Article 7 & Chapter 78 of Town Code. 

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination is required, as well as whether your dog is spayed/neutered. 
  • A senior discount is available for residents age 65 and older. 
  • Stop by the Town Clerk’s Office or print the Application for New Dog License form and mail in with your payment. 

A license is a lost dog’s ticket home!

Dogs are easier to identify when wearing a license tag, making it simpler to reunite with his/her owner. 

Requiring dogs to have a valid rabies vaccination prior to licensing helps to control & prevent the spread of rabies.

For your added convenience, dog licenses can now be renewed online at (with up-to-date proof of rabies on file).   

Free Rabies Clinic Sat. June 8, 2019. 9 a.m. to noon, Town of Perinton DPW, 100 Cobbs Lane.  No appointment necessary.  For dogs & cats at least 3 mos of age.  Dogs must be leashed; cats must be in carriers.  Vaccines administered by a licensed local veterinarian.  A 3-year vaccine is available to those presenting a prior rabies certificate (all others will receive a 1-year vaccine).  For added convenience, dog licensing & renewals will be available onsite for Perinton residents.

Monroe County Dog Parks require a valid dog license & rabies certificate.  Information on County dog parks can be found at

Training Certificates (if applicable)

There is no fee for licensing certain dogs, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, service dogs, war dogs, working search dogs, detection dogs, police work dogs or therapy dogs.  However, a license is still required.  Satisfactory proof that the dog has been certified, trained or licensed as a service animal must be provided.  There is a fee for licensing emotional support dogs and comfort dogs, unless owner has psychiatric proof of need. 

Questions about dog licensing?

Call the Perinton Town Clerk’s office at (585) 223-0770.