Meredith, New York

  • All dogs must be licensed with the town, and the licensing fee for unaltered dogs is twice as much as for altered dogs.
  • The state-mandated Animal Population Control Surcharge for licenses for unaltered dogs is three times as much as for altered dogs.

Section 303 – Licensing of Dogs
No person shall own or possess a dog within the Town unless such dog is licensed and identified as provided in Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law and the laws of the Town.

All dogs within the town that are four (4) months of age or older, unless otherwise exempted, shall be licensed.

Section 305 – Licensing Fees
A. Individual Dog License Fee:
$6.00 for a spayed or neutered dog
$12.00 for an unspayed or unneutered dog

B. State mandated Animal Population Control Surcharge:
Each dog license for a spayed or neutered dog shall be subject to an Animal Population Control Surcharge in the amount of $1.00, payable at the time the dog license application is filed.

Each dog license for an unneutered or unspayed dog shall be subject under the same Surcharge at [sic] stated above in the amount of $3.00, payable at the time the dog license is filed.

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