Dog Control

Dog Control Officers (part-time): Darla D. Gullotta

  • Emergencies – 911
  • To report nuisance dog complaints – 630-0911
  • To leave a message for DCO – 688-1229

Table of Contents:


All dogs 4 months of age or older must be licensed as required by New York State Law.

Dog licenses can be purchased at:

Town of Glenville Clerk’s Office
18 Glenridge Road
Glenville, N.Y. 12302
688-1200, ext. 402

88-9 Licensing required, license fees and surcharges established.


Spayed and neutered dogs:           $12.50

Unspayed and unneutered dogs:   $17.50

  • Applicants for a dog license, each of whom is 65 years of age or older shall pay a reduced fee to $5.00 for a spayed or neutered dog and $7.50 for an unspayed or unneutered dog.
  • Any 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 from license fees.
  • Surcharge for Animal Population Control. Each applicant for a dog license, including those exempt from license fees, shall pay a surcharge of $1.00 if the dog to be licensed is spayed or neutered or a surcharge of $3.00 if the dog to be licensed is not spayed or neutered.
  • Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for all dog licenses.
  • A certificate of proof is required if the dog is spayed or neutered.
  • Licenses are required to be renewed yearly.


  • At the time of purchase, the dog owner will receive a Town of Glenville identification tag.
  • This tag shall be affixed to the dogs collar at all times.
  • Having the tag affixed to the dog’s collar is very important. The tag’s number identifies the dog and its owner.  
  • The communications section of the Glenville Police Department has 24 hour a day access to these dog license numbers. If a dog is found that bares an identification number issued by the clerk’s office, information about the dog and its owner is obtained and the owner can be notified that the dog was found and both can be reunited.


Section 106. Purpose: The purpose of this article is to provide 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.


Section 118

  1. Any owner to fail to license any dog as required by this article;
  2. Any owner to fail to have any dog identified as required by this article;
  3. Any person to knowingly affix to any dog any false or improper identification tag, special identification tag for identifying guide, service, hearing dogs or purebred license tag;
  4. Any owner or custodian of any dog to fail to confine, restrain or present such dog for any lawful purpose pursuant to this article;
  5. Any person to furnish any false or misleading information on any form required to be filed with any municipality pursuant to the provisions of this article or rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto;
  6. The owner or custodian of any dog to fail to exercise due dilligence in handling his or her dog if the handling results in harm to another dog that is a guide, hearing or service dog;
  7. Any owner of a dog to fail to notify the municipality in which his or her dog is licensed of any change of ownership or address as required by section one hundred twelve of this article.


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 seven of this chapter within the preceding five years the fine may not be more that fifty dollars ($50.00). Where the person was found to have committed two or more such violations within the preceding five years, it shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or imprisonment for not more than fifteen days or both.


Purpose: 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.


Section 88-1 Certain acts prohibited:

  1. It shall be unlawful for any owner of or any person harboring any dog outside the boundaries of any incorporated village in the Town of Glenville to permit or allow such dog to:
    1. 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 8 (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.
    2. Cause unnecessary noise across a residential real property boundary so as to unreasonably disturb the comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity. Specifically, no dog shall be allowed to bark for a period in excess of 15 minutes when said barking is audible from beyond the property line of the owner's residence. The barking may be intermittent and not continuous.
    3. 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.  
    4. 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.
    5. Habitually chase or bark at motor vehicles not on the premises of the owner or person harboring such dog.
  2. Restraint of dogs in Town Parks. All dogs in any town park must be restrained by a leash or similar restraint, in such a manner as to not disturb or endanger other park users.

Section 88-2 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 195-14. Purpose: The purpose of this article is to adopt general rules and regulations for the government and protection of park lands in the Town of Glenville, and to provide for the enforcement thereof.


Section 195-17. Dogs and pets: 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.  Owners are required to pick up their animal droppings.


Section 88-6. Penalties for offenses. [Amended 2-21-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990; 1-22-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]

Any person who violates this article or knowingly permits the violation of this article or any of the provisions hereof shall be deemed to have committed an offense against this article; and any person convicted of any such violation shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $250 or 15 days in jail or both.


The Town of Glenville currently contracts with The Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Avenue, Glenville, to house stray dogs that are seized.

For more information and adoption procedures, call (518) 374-3944 or click here.


Any person with any question concerning dog control should direct their questions to 630-0911.