New Hartford conducts an annual door to door survey in search of unlicensed dogs. Residents are reminded that failure to license a dog is a $75.00 infraction per State Statute 22-349. In addition, failure to inoculate a dog or a cat is a $136.00 infraction per State Statute 22-339-B.
Dogs are licensed with the Town Clerk during regular office hours. Proof of a current rabies certificate and proof of neutering or spaying is required. The license fees are $19.00 for a male or female and $8.00 if the dog is neutered or spayed. There is an additional dollar per month late fee assessed from July 1 for delinquent dogs.
For additional information on licensing your dog, please see the Dog Licenses page.