Dog License

License Your Dog Today

New York State Law requires that dogs be licensed at 4 months of age. Upon licensing your dog you are required to furnish proof that your dog has been vaccinated for rabies within the past 3 years. Pets that have been spayed or neutered are licensed at a reduced fee. All dogs licenses are renewed annually. The Town Clerks office processes and mails renewal notices.



  • Spayed or Neutered Dogs – $9.00
  • Unspayed or Unneutered Dogs – $18.00
  • Senior 65+ Spayed or Neutered Dogs – $5.00
  • Senior 65+ Unspayed or Unneutered Dogs – $14.00
  • Guide Dogs/Service Dogs – No Fee
  • 2 or more Dogs (Special Permit) -$60.00 new / $35.00 renewal

First Time Licenses

If you are licensing your dog for the first time and you would like to do so through the mail you may download an application. Mail the completed application along with the following:

  • Proof of rabies
  • Proof of spaying or neutering
  • Check for the appropriate amount, made payable to the Town of Gates

License Renewal

Dog licenses need to be renewed annually. Dog license renewals will be sent out approximately one month prior to renewal date from our office.  Renewals can be done via postal mail, in person or online.  You now have the option to extend your renewal for 2 or 3 years depending on rabies expiration.  If rabies have expired or will expire within 30 days of renewal date you will not be allowed to renew the license until updated rabies are received.

Monroe County does offer free rabies clinics to residents.  List of participating towns / offices can be obtained  if interested by calling Monroe County or our office.

Please visit Town of Gates Code Section 62-7 as to number of animals permitted on premise.

Lost Dogs

If your dog is lost, please call our Town Clerks office or Dog Warden to see if your dog has been captured. Visit our Dog Warden page

If you've found a dog or notice a loose dog, please contact our Dog Warden at 429-8279 during normal business hours (M-F 9am-5pm) or call 911 to report it.