Adorable Dogs of Dover
About Dog Licenses
The Town of Dover cares about your dog’s health and safety!
Dogs over the age of four months must be licensed in the Town of Dover and
licenses must be annually renewed through the Town Clerk’s Office or Online.
Can I Renew My Dog Licenses Online?
Yes! If your dog’s rabies vaccination is current, you can renew online.
If the dog’s rabies vaccination has expired, you need to renew by mail or in-person.
For online renewals. a credit card vendor’s convenience surcharge of $1.75 is
automatically added to the renewal charge at the time of the transaction.
Click Here to renew a Dog License Online
How do I Apply for a New Dog License?
Residents can apply for dog licenses by mail or in-person at the Town Clerk’s Office
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
the second Saturday of each month: 9 am - 1 pm
Town Clerk's Office
126 East Duncan Hill Road
Dover Plains, New York 12522
Click below to download a New Dog License Application to submit with a
copy of the dog’s current rabies vaccination information and annual fee:
DOG LICENSE APPLICATION AND RENEWAL FORM
Town of Dover 2017 Dog License Fees: (Annual Cost)
$8.00 - Spayed and Neutered Dog
($1.00 discount for residents age 60+ years or $7.00)
$16.00 - Unspayed and Unneutered Dog
($1.00 discount for residents age 60+ years or $15.00)
Therapy and Service Dogs (with documentation) are licensed at no cost
Where does the revenue from annual dog license fees go?
According to the 2011 Town of Dover Dog Enumeration project, there are approximately
1000 dogs that live with their owners in the Town of Dover. Revenue from new dog licenses and
annual renewals help maintain the Town’s dog shelter and defrays the cost of a part-time
Dog Control Officer who helps residents recover lost dogs, rescues abused and
abandoned dogs, and protects the public from dangerous dogs.