Dog Control Officer

The Town of Glenville provides dog control services for the Village of Scotia.

To make a dog complaint, call 630-0911.

Dog Licensing Requirements

State law requires that all dogs 4 months of age and older must be licensed.

Dog licenses can be purchased at the Glenville Town Clerk’s Office at 18 Glenridge Road.  Call 384-0036 for more information.

Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for all dog licenses.  If the dog is spayed or neutered, a certificate of proof is required.

License Fees

Spayed/neutered dog: $12.50

All others: $17.50

* License applicants 65 or older pay a reduced fee of $5.00/$7.50

* Licenses for guide, hearing, service, war, working search, detection, police and therapy dogs as defined in Section 108 of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law are exempt

* Animal Population Control Surcharge:  Each applicant for a dog license, including those exempt from license fees under the provisions stated above, must pay a surcharge of $1.00 if the dog to be licensed is spayed/neutered or $3.00 if the dog to be licensed is not spayed/neutered.

Identification

At the time of licensing, the dog owner will receive a state Department of Agriculture and Markets identification tag which displays a 7-digit number that identifies the dog and its owner.  This tag shall be affixed to the dog’s collar at all times.

Replacement identification tags are $3.00.

 

NYS Agriculture and Markets Law

Section 106 provides for the licensing and identification of dogs, the control and protection of the dog population and the protection of persons, property, domestic animals and deer from dog attack and damage

– Violations

Section 119-1

  • Any owner fails to license any dog as required by this article
  • Any owner fails to have any dog identified as required by this article
  • Any person knowingly affixes to any dog any false or improper identification tag, special identification tag for identifying guide, service, hearing dogs or purebred license tag
  • Any owner of any dangerous dog fails to confine or destroy such dog upon order of any judge or justice as provided in Section 121 of this article
  • Any owner fails to securely confine any dog as required by an order issued pursuant to Section 122 or 123 of this article
  • Any owner or custodian of any dog fails to confine, restrain or present such dog for any lawful purpose pursuant to this article
  • Any person furnishes any false or misleading information on any form required to be filed with any municipality or the commissioner pursuant to the provisions of this article or rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto

– Penalties for offenses

Violations are prosecuted pursuant to the Penal Law and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00), except that where the person was found to have violated this section or former Article 7 of this chapter within the preceding five (5) years, the fine may not be more that fifty dollars ($50.00).  Where the person was found to have committed two (2) or more such violations within the preceding five (5) years, it shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both.

Village of Scotia Code

Chapter 104 – Article I – Control of dogs

The purpose of this article is to provide for the prohibition of certain acts of dogs and the protection of persons and property from dogs.

– Violations

Section 104-1 (Certain Acts Prohibited): It shall be unlawful for any owner of or any person harboring any dog within the boundaries of the Village of Scotia to permit or allow such dog to:

  • Run at large while off the premises of its owner or person harboring such dog unless said dog is restrained by an adequate leash, a maximum length of eight feet, or accompanied by its owner or a responsible person able to control such dog, except when such dog is on property with the express consent of the person owning, leasing or otherwise responsible for such property.  For the purposes of this ordinance, a dog or dogs hunting in company with a hunter or hunters shall be considered as accompanied by its owner.
  • Engage in loud barking, howling or whining either for 10 minutes continuously or for 15 minutes in any one-hour interval.
  • Cause damage or destruction to property or commit a nuisance upon the premises of a person other than the owner or person harboring such dog.
  • Chase or otherwise harass any persons peaceably conducting themselves in such a manner as reasonably to cause intimidation or to put such person in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm or injury.
  • Habitually chase or bark at motor vehicles not on the premises of the owner or person harboring such dog.

Section 104-2 (Female Dogs in Heat): It shall be unlawful for the owner or person harboring any female dog to permit such dog to run at large when in heat and such dog shall be confined to the premises of such person during such period.

Section 104-7 (Collins Park): All dogs and pets must be confined to the immediate area of the owner and restrained by a leash or similar restraint in such a manner as to not disturb or endanger other park users.

Section 104-7.1 (Removal of Feces): No person owning, harboring or having possession or control of a dog shall cause or allow such dog to deposit feces on any public or private property, except on property with the permission of the property owner, without immediately removing all feces deposited by such dog and disposing of it in a sanitary manner. This provision shall not be applicable to a blind person while such person is using a “seeing eye” dog licensed as such pursuant to Section 109 of the Agriculture and Markets Law.

– Penalties for offenses

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more that two-hundred fifty dollars ($250) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or both.

Shelter services

The Animal Protective Foundation at 53 Maple Avenue in Glenville currently houses strays dogs seized in the Village.  Its phone number is 374-3944.

Questions/Comments

Should be directed to Officer Trzeciak at 384-0137.