The Town Clerk’s Office oversees dog control within the town. Services are provided Monday through Friday, during regular business hours. In the event of an emergency outside those hours, 911 should be called. The following information is provided to help residents both protect their pets and comply with state and local laws concerning dogs.
EMERGENCY CALL 911
New York State requires that the owner of any dog over the age of four (4) months obtain a license for the animal. Residents of Manlius, obtain licenses for their dogs at the Town Clerk’s Office. While first-time licensing requires a visit to our office, the yearly renewal may generally be done by mail.
To obtain a license, the owner must show proof that the dog's vaccination against rabies is current.
For first-time licenses, bring your dog’s rabies certificate and, if applicable, spaying or neutering papers. Upon licensing, you will receive a tag with an identification number issued by the Town of Manlius ( Effective 12/31/2010) This tag must be attached to your dog’s collar. (The tag can be replaced for a small fee if lost). We strongly recommend adding to the collar an additional tag which shows the address and telephone number where you can be reached. Used together, the two manners of tagging provide the greatest liklihood of having your dog quickly returned to you should it become lost.
A dog license is good for one year. Notification to renew is mailed to the dog’s owner by the Town of Manlius ( Effective 12/31/2010). When renewing, you will need to submit the fee and an updated rabies certificate if the original has expired. If your dog has been newly spayed or neutered, the papers should be presented at this time.
Fees: Un-spayed or un-neutered: $18.00
Spayed or neutered: $10.00
New York State Dog Control Laws
New York State has various laws concerning dogs which are enforced by the towns across the state. Besides licensing requirements, the DeWitt Dog Control Officer is responsible for: picking up stray dogs; investigating and pursuing cases of “dangerous dogs”, as defined in NYS Agriculture and Market Law; and enforcing a prohibition on dogs chasing deer.