New York State Law requires that every person owning or harboring a dog must obtain a license for that dog. If you havejust moved in, or added a new canine member to your family, getting a license for your dog is a must.Love me? License me.
Effective January 1, 2011, The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets will no longer be administering licenses.Because of this change, we have taken the opportunity to improve certain aspects of the licensing process. Our DogLicenses will look different. They will be printed on a wallet sized biodegradable plastic card and will contain information thatwe have on file for your pet. We are now offering the ability to have your dog's photo on the card at an additional one-timefee of $2.00. The tags now read, "White Plains, NY" with the license number on one side, and on the reverse side, "If found,please help me - call 914-422-6111" which is the number to our Police Department to assist in getting your dog back home.All previous tags will be replaced as each license comes up for renewal.
The following is an example of what our new licenses will look like:
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Use this application to license your dog TODAY!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office by dialing (914) 422-1227 or send an E-Mail email@example.com
Not only does a license help protect "man's best friend"
it's THE LAW
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO DOG OWNERS ~
The following are excerpts from the City of White Plains Municipal Code:
Section 1: Dogs are not permitted to be at large other than in the owner's home or on the premises of another person, with his/her permission. Punishable by a fine of up to $100.00
Section 2: In all other cases, dog owners must have their dogs on leashes not exceeding eight feet in length. Punishable by a fine of up to $100.00
Section 3: It shall be the duty of each dog owner to remove any feces left by his/her dog on any sidewalk, gutter, street or other public area. Punishable by a fine of up to $100.00.
Section 4: All dogs must be licenses in compliance with Article 7 of the Agriculture & Markets Law. Punishable by a fine of up to $25.00.
All dog owners, in addition to licensing their dogs, must have them vaccinated for Rabies. At the time of licensing/renewing their dog license, a statement or certificate from a licensed veterinarian must be presented. Failure to have your dog vaccinated may result in substantial penalties.
Any dog owner failing to renew a dog license within sixty (60) days after the expiration, may be issued a summons.
Loud, unnecessary or unusual noises prohibited.
It is unlawful the keeping of any animal, bird or insect which, by causing frequent or continued loud noise or noises, shall unreasonably disturb the peace, comfort, or repose of any person in the vicinity. Punishable by a fine of up to $100.00, or imprisonment for up to thirty (30) days or both.
Any dog seized may be redeemed by its owner, who must provide proof of license and vaccination and pays the impoundment fee, which shall be ten dollars ($10) for each twenty-four hours or part thereof.