New York State requires that all dogs over the age of 4 months be licensed. The Town Clerk’s office issues dog licenses under the authority of the New York
State Department of Agriculture and Markets. To obtain or renew a license, the owner must provide the following Veterinary documentation:
- Proof of Current Rabies Vaccination
- Proof of dog having been spayed or neutered if the dog has been spayed or neutered.
Dog licenses must be renewed on a yearly basis. Renewal notices will be sent out; late fees are applied. If you move or no longer have the dog, please contact the Town Clerk’s office to have the dog’s information be updated.
Fees may be paid by cash or check. Fees: Spayed or Neutered, $11.00; Not Spayed or Not Neutered, $18.00. If your dog goes missing, being registered with the Town may just help find it!
Here’s a helpful brochure about rabies.
Hillsdale Animal Control Officer: Here.
NY State Sporting License
Licenses are currently NOT available at Town Hall. Licenses can be obtained in Hillsdale at Taconic Valley Lawn and Garden at 2714 Route 23. They can also be purchased online or by mail from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The NYDEC website contains a wealth of information regarding required ID’s, residency requirements and more.
FOIL (Freedom of Information Law)
Records Request Form
Rules & Regulations for Public Access to Records of the Town of Hillsdale
“FREEDOM OF INFORMATION” is just one part of NYS’s Open Government Laws. For more information, visit NYS Committee on Open Government.
All aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms), including payloads such as on-board cameras, must be registered, and properly labeled. More here.