PROCEDURE FOR LICENSING YOUR DOG
Applying for a dog license:
Where: The Riga Town Clerk’s Office, in the Town Hall
Address: 6460 Buffalo Road
Churchville, NY 14428
Office: 293-3880 Ext 125
When: Monday through Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Owners of guide, hearing, police work, or service dog
must provide proof of such and the license is free.
Spayed female or neutered male = $9.00 Fee
Unspayed female or unneutered male = $17.00 Fee
Your dog must have a current rabies vaccination on file to utilize this option.
Our vendor adds a $1.75 convenience fee per transaction.
Your dog’s license is renewable upon receipt of the renewal application which is sent to you from the Town Clerk’s Office.
If you fail to purchase your dog’s license within the month it is due, you will receive a friendly reminder from the Dog Control Officer.
Failure to renew your dog’s license in a timely matter will result in the issuance of an appearance ticket.
current rabies certificate
spaying or neutering certificate (if applicable)
IF YOUR DOG IS SEIZED
All strays are held for five working days.
They are then put up for adoption. Call us as soon as possible.
To redeem the dog, the owner must pay an impoundment fee and a daily
board fee, and have a NYS dog license.
CALL 911 FOR:
- ALL DOG BITES
- DOGS INJURING OR KILLING DOMESTIC ANIMALS
- ALL DOGS STRUCK BY VEHICLES
- STRAY DOGS THAT HAVE BEEN CONTAINED
For Dog Related Questions or Complaints:
Call – (585) 293-3880 / Ext. 125
(Planning Board Approval Required)
To own 5 or more dogs a Special Use Permit/Kennel is required.
The Town’s definition of Kennel is a commercial operation that provides food and shelter and care of animals for purposes not primarily related to medical care (a “kennel” may or may not be run by or be associated with a veterinarian); or engages in the breeding of animals for sale.
“Kennel” also includes the harboring or maintenance or noncommercial groups of five or more dogs of licensing age.
The Dog Control Officer and Shelter Services
Every city, town, and village must provide dog services in order that the state and local dog laws and ordinances may be enforced and that lost and stray dogs may be picked up and humanely cared for until they can be reunited with their owner.