DOG LICENSING (Geddes, Solvay & Lakeland)

Information: You must license ANY dog that you bring home to live with you; it’s a New York State law. You should obtain this license right before the dog comes home with you, or close to the same day. It is not ideal, to wait. 

Dog licenses DO NOT transfer cities, towns or states. Dog licenses are attached to the owners CURRENT residence ONLY. So, if you are living in Solvay, Geddes or Lakeland, and have your dog licensed in a different town or state, you should CANCEL that one, and get a NEW ONE here, where you currently reside. 

Dog licenses are currently the ONLY full proof of ownership in New York State. Taking a dog to regular vet visits, or having them micro-chipped is NOT complete proof of ownership, ONLY the license is.

We offer the most affordable licenses in the general area; only $7 for spayed or neutered dogs, and $16 if they have not been (in order to receive the discounted price, you must have certificate of proof of the surgery).

Instructions: All you need to do to license a dog, is hand in a current rabies certificate to our Town Clerk (1000 Woods Road, Solvay) and pay for the initial tag and registration (accepted forms of payment are cash, check or money order). After that, you will need to renew the license every year you own the dog. As long as you keep your contact information current, we’ll send you the yearly renewal by mail.

If you can’t come to the office to license, you may do so by mail. Please send rabies certificate, proof of spay or neuter, and the payment to the “Geddes Town Clerk”; 1000 Woods Road, Solvay, NY 13209. Licenses are $16 if your dog is not spayed or neutered and only $7 if they are (check or money order only please). You will be mailed back paper proof of the license and an actual tag.